4 Ohio State University Students Arrested On Drug Charges, Dozens More Cited In Indiana On Way To Ski Trip


UPDATED: Saturday December 22, 2012 2:09 PM

Four Ohio State University students were arrested and dozens more were cited in connection with drugs and alcohol on a ski trip to Colorado.

According to Henry County, Ind., Sheriff Butch Baker, the students were cited after their bus driver contacted authorities about alleged illegal activities aboard a bus headed from Columbus to Colorado on Dec. 14.
 
Baker said that the bus driver told him that he could smell marijuana on the bus and asked students to stop. When they ignored him, he called authorities after stopping at a truck stop.
 
Liam McMahon, 20, of Columbus; George Burke of Pittsburgh, Penn.; Andrew Jeffries of North Canton; and Peter Banks of New York face felony drug charges.
 
Baker said that McMahon was found to have a pound of marijuana and several thousand dollars in cash on him at the time of the arrest.
 
Baker told 10TV News that the bus driver said the students were on an organized trip from Ohio State. Ohio State University officials did not immediately confirm that it was a school-sanctioned trip.
 
10TV reached out to OSU officials for a response. Gayle Saunders, Assistant Vice President of Media and Public Relations said the Ski Club is an independant organization that is not funded by the University. 

 "We are aware of the incident and are investigating the matter," she said.
 
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