A search of a Belmont University student's dorm room yielded felony charges against 18-year-old Marley W. Lentz on Tuesday.
The Belmont University Office of Campus Security reported to the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department that security officers allegedly found a 2.9-pound bag of marijuana brownies, eight Focalin pills, five Strattera pills and $1,640 in a safe in Lentz’s room. Focalin and Strattera are prescription drugs for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
Lentz told officers that he sold the marijuana brownies to other students for between $10 and $20, according to an MNPD arrest affidavit.
He was charged with two felonies for possessing drugs with the intent to sell, deliver or manufacture in a school zone and two misdemeanors for possession without prescription and drug paraphernalia possession.
Lentz made $20,000 bond and was released from a Davidson County jail on Tuesday evening. He is due in Davidson County Criminal Court to face the charges on Feb. 22.
A Belmont University spokesman said they couldn’t comment on Lentz’s status at the school based on the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.
Belmont provost and dean of students Dr. Andrew Johnston did say, however, the school is committed to the safety of its students.
“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,” Johnston said in a statement to The City Paper on Tuesday. “We are diligent in communicating our expectations and quick in addressing any drug-related incidents that occur.”