Drug Arrests Increase at Michigan State University

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Michigan State University reports that it arrested 261 people for drugs in 2012, a 158 percent increase from two years earlier.

The Detroit Free Press says the East Lansing school had more drug arrests than any state school in 2012, the last year for which figures are available. The news says Michigan State had 31 percent more drug arrests than the 199 arrests at the University of Michigan that year.

Michigan State reported 101 drug arrests in 2010.

According to the Michigan State University student health self-assessment in spring 2012, 18.9 percent of students reported they used marijuana in the previous month and 2.5 percent said they used amphetamines in that time.

Ingham County Prosecutor Stuart Dunnings III says Michigan's medical marijuana law has increased student drug use.


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