University of Hartford Student Accused of Running Drug Factory

Monday, May 13, 2013  |  Updated 2:32 PM EDT
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Student Ran Drug Factory From Dorm: Cops

Hartford Police

Tonia Wonde, a University of Hartford student, is accused of running a drug factory in his on-campus housing.

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Hartford police have arrested a University of Hartford student after marijuana, packaging materials, three safes, and BB guns were found in his on-campus housing, according to Hartford police.

Public safety officers on campus were investigating vandalism when they found the safes, which contained more than $9,000 in cash, marijuana and drug packaging materials, according to the Hartford Courant.
 
Tonia Wonde, 21, of Lynn, Massachusetts, was charged with second-degree breach of peace, second-degree reckless endangerment, second-degree criminal mischief, possession of marijuana, possession with intent to sell, possession of drug paraphernalia, operating a drug factory and sale within 1,500 feet of a school, according to Hartford police.

When Wonde returned to the university public safety complex to meet police and public safety for an interview, he had additional marijuana in his backpack, according to police.

Police seized three ounces of marijuana in 14 individual bags, three Sentry safes, two electronic scales, 9,725 in cash, one Black arms BB gun, one Daisy Power Line 201 BB Gun, one gray tube, one clear glass pipe, one metal grinding instrument and one barbers razor.

Bond was set at $125,000.

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