Columbia University Student Pleads Guilty to Drug Possession, Report Says
MANHATTAN — A Columbia University student busted last December for allegedly dealing cocaine, LSD, marijuana and other drugs from his dorm room was given five years probation after pleading guilty to attempted drug possession Tuesday, Bloomberg reported.
Michael Wymbs admitted to having a 125 milligram bag of psychedelic mushrooms, the New York Post reported.
He is one of five accused students netted in the five-month investigation dubbed "Operation Ivy League."
Wymbs, who maintained a 3.5 GPA while at Columbia, faced up to 15 years in jail after being arrested in December along with Chris Coles, Harrison David, Adam Klein and Joseph Stephen Perez for dealing drugs in frat houses and on-campus dorms.
Undercover officers bought nearly $11,000 worth of marijuana, cocaine, powdered ecstasy, Adderall and LSD, according to the narcotics prosecutors.
Wymbs allegedly sold MDMA and LSD-laced candy. Prosecutors said he sold drugs five times to undercover agents, who bought 40 pills of MDMA and 30 drops of LSD.