UNH Police investigate residence hall fire

2:41 PM, Mar 17, 2014   |    comments
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DURHAM, New Hampshire (NEWS CENTER) -- The University of New Hampshire Police Department received a report of an extinguished fire in Richardson Hall on March 16 at approximately 10:15 p.m.

Upon investigation officers discovered materials consistent with a manufacturing effort involving marijuana, volatile solvents, and glassware. Criminal charges have not been filed but the incident is under investigation. The student involved no longer lives on campus.

"I urge anyone with information about illicit drug activity in our community to contact the police department," said Police Chief Paul Dean. "This was a minor incident but it could have been much more serious. We will not tolerate this behavior on our campus and will work to keep every member of our campus safe."

Anyone with information about illicit drug activity is strongly encouraged to contact the University of New Hampshire Police Department at (603) 862-1427. Information can also be submitted anonymously utilizing the "Silent Witness" feature on the department's website: http://www.unh.edu/upd/

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