College student allegedly sold marijuana to friends

A college student faces felony charges after members of the Pennsylvania College of Technology’s police force allegedly discovered that he was dealing marijuana from his dorm room.

Connor Orlan Burnside, 19, of 14 Green Hill Drive, Lancaster faces a felony charge of possession with intent to distribute, as well as misdemeanor charges for possession of a small amount of marijuana for personal use and seven charges for possession of drug paraphernalia.

According to reports, officers were called to 230 Rose St. by a resident assistant, who told authorities that he noticed the smell of marijuana coming from Burnside’s room in York Hall.

When asked, Burnside gave authorities permission to search his room.

In a lockbox on Burnside’s desk, police uncovered two glass pipes, rolling papers, a small bag of marijuana seeds, a small bag of marijuana stems, multiple small baggies and a digital scale, records state.

Authorities also allegedly discovered nine small plastic baggies of prepackaged marijuana, and a larger sandwich bag which contained about 5.7 grams of the drug.

After placing Burnside under arrest, he was found to have a metal grinder which contained a small amount of marijuana and about $70 in his pockets.

Burnside admitted to police that the contraband items belonged to him, records state. He explained that he sells marijuana to some of his friends, according to authorities.

Burnside was arraigned before District Judge James G. Carn on Jan. 31. He has since been released on $25,000 bail.