NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) - Christopher Newport University officials say two students have been banned from campus following the discovery of a possible mobile meth lab on the campus.
The school did not release the identity of the students.
Wilson Hall, a residential dorm, was temporarily evacuated following the discovery March 30. University officials evacuated the dorm out of concern over chemicals that could be present.
Police and fire crews received information that a car in the parking lot next to Wilson may have been connected to the incident. According to Newport News Police Spokesman Lou Thurston, a drug detecting dog with his department alerted officers to the presence of drugs in the vehicle, prompting a search. Both marijuana and drug paraphernalia were found in the vehicle.
Evidence collected during the investigation were sent to Virginia Division of Forensic Science Laboratory.
The school's police department is leading the investigation, with the help of the Newport News Police Department. Newport News Fire also responded to the scene.
CNU Police Chief Jeffrey S. Brown released a prepared statement Monday, which read, "...the investigation regarding the suspected mobile meth lab remains active...all probative evidence will be sent to a forensics lab for analysis...the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) prohibits the disclosure of information related to student disciplinary matters."
CNU spokeswoman Lori Jacobs added university police will meet with the city's Commonwealth's Attorney Office to present the case.
No arrests have been made at this time.
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