Belmont student admits to selling pot brownies on campus
Marley Lentz, 18, was arrested and later admitted to selling pot brownies on Belmont University’s campus.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -
A student at Belmont University in Nashville was arrested Tuesday after he admitted to selling pot brownies on the school's campus.
Belmont campus security notified Metro police after they discovered a 2.9 pound bag of marijuana brownies, prescription drugs and more than $1,600 in cash inside Marley Lentz's dorm room.
The 18-year-old student told authorities he sold the marijuana brownies to other students for $10 to $20.
On Thursday afternoon, Belmont's Associate Provost and Dean of Students Dr. Andrew Johnston released a statement regarding the incident.
"Due to federal privacy laws, Belmont University does not comment on the status of specific students, the nature of ongoing investigations or judicial processes," Johnston said.
He continued, "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 charged with two felonies for possessing drugs with the intent to sell and delivering or manufacturing drugs in a school zone.
He also faces two misdemeanors for possession of drugs without prescription and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Lentz was booked into the Metro jail and has since been released on a $20,000 bond.