NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) - A Christopher Newport University student appeared in Newport News Circuit Court Wednesday in connection with a drug investigation on campus last year.
According to court documents, Derek Werner, of Chesapeake, was arrested and charged on April 24, 2012 after student complaints led to two police searches of his dorm room at the Wilson Apartments.
Officers confiscated items believed to be consistent with illegal narcotics. Test results indicated several of the items were positive for Dimethyltryptamine (DMT), a Schedule 1 Narcotic.
On Wednesday, Werner's charge for manufacturing a schedule 1 narcotic on school property was nolle prosequi, according to Shannon with the Newport News Circuit Court. A judge deferred disposition on Werner's other charge -- possession of a schedule 1 narcotic -- which will delay his official sentencing.
Shannon said Werner is scheduled back in court August 11, 2014 and August 10, 2015 when a judge will see if Werner has met the court's requirements: 200 hours of community service, good behavior and Community Corrections Diversion Supervision.
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