Ohio State University administrators said an assistant vice president for student housing was
placed on paid leave following his arrest for possession of methamphetamine.
Deputies said Ronald Kochendoerfer was arrested at his home on Punta Alley, located just north
of downtown, on Friday, 10TV's Brittany Westrbrook reported.
He was arraigned and released on his own recognizance Saturday morning.
According to Franklin County Sheriff Chief Steve Martin, Kochendoerfer's home was searched
after a deputy intercepted heroin sent to Franklin County Jail inmate James Wear in a magazine,
Martin said the drugs were traced back to Kochendoerfer.
Deputies said the search of Kochendoerfer's home yielded less than an ounce of crystal meth,
The Columbus Dispatch reported.
Kochendoerfer, 41, who also serves as interim assistant vice president of student affairs, has
worked at Ohio State since 1995, Westbrook reported.
The university declined to comment on camera about the case, but said it would decide
Kochendoerfer's fate after the outcome of the investigation.
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