Student busted on drug charges

By Collegian News Staff

At approximately 6:32 p.m. last Thursday, officers from the Amherst Police Department (APD) arrested a University of Massachusetts student on several drug charges.

According to a Jan. 21 APD press release from Lieutenant Ronald Young, officers pulled over a vehicle traveling on Farmington Road, in which the suspect, Vuk N. Whallon, 20, of 172 Tavern Hill Road in Putney, Vt., was a passenger.

As the traffic stop was being conducted, the officers allegedly discovered Whallon was in possession of a large amount of marijuana which had already been portioned and packaged for sale. In addition, the presence of a digital scale and several hundred dollars in cash in the vehicle led the officers to believe the marijuana was in the process of being distributed.

Subsequently, Whallon, whose Facebook profile lists him as a resident of Ann Arbor, Mich., was arrested for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and illegal possession of a Class B substance (Adderall). He was arraigned in Eastern Hampshire District Court on Friday.

-Collegian News Staff