A Belmont freshman was arrested on two felony drug charges Tuesday for allegedly selling pot brownies to other students.
Marley Williams Lentz, 18, was arrested and posted a $20,000 bail Tuesday evening after Belmont campus security searched his dorm room and found around 3 pounds of marijuana brownies and 13 prescription pills for attention deficit hyperactive disorder, according to a Metro Police arrest affidavit.
The police reported that a safe in Lentz’s dorm room yielded $1,640 in cash, the brownies and Strattera and Focalin pills, the latter classified as a federal controlled substance.
Lentz, according to the affidavit, told police he sold the brownies to other students from around $10 to $20 a piece.
Lentz was arrested on four charges, including two felony counts of possessing drugs with the intent to sell, manufacture or deliver in a school zone and two misdemeanors for drug paraphernalia possession and possessing drugs without a prescription.
The university released a statement Thursday afternoon to address the situation.
“Due to federal privacy laws, Belmont University does not comment on the status of specific students, the nature of ongoing investigations or judicial processes,” the statement said. “However, Belmont continues its deep commitment to student safety and success as well as its assertiveness in addressing violations of the University’s substance-free campus policies. We are diligent in communicating our expectations and quick in addressing any drug-related incidents that occur.”
Lentz is scheduled to appear in Davidson County Criminal Court on Feb. 22 to face the charges.