Reefer Madness: Moped man gets nabbed for dope


As temperatures topped-out in the mid-60s on Tuesday, students flocked to the quads and West Pine to enjoy the pleasant weather. There were frisbees, slack-lines, dogs on leashes and even a moped.

An unknown man was riding down West Pine mall on Tuesday, Feb. 7, on a red moped. The man attracted the attention of many students, with Snapchat stories making him a bit of a Tuesday afternoon celebrity.

In addition to students’ attention, the Department of Public Safety received a call that the rider was selling marijuana in the quad in front of the Pius XII Memorial Library. DPS responded and apprehended the suspect near the Center for Global Citizenship.  According to a DPS report, the man “was in possession of two bags containing a green leafy substance and a small pipe.”  The man remained handuffed in front of the Samuel Cupples House, surrounded by several DPS officers, for over an hour.

DPS alerted the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department and waited with the suspect for them to arrive on the scene. The suspect was arrested and charged with “Misdemeanor Drug Possession and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.”

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