Professor among 10 arrested in narcotics investigation near William & Mary


WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (WAVY) — A months-long joint law enforcement investigation has led to 10 arrests around the Williamsburg area. 

Williamsburg police say an investigation began following tips about unreported sexual assaults because of an increase in drug activity on or around the William & Mary campus.

The 10 people arrested now face various drug distribution charges. During the investigation, officers recovered LSD, cocaine, opioids, amphetamines, steroids, marijuana and $14,000 in cash.

One of the 10 people arrested, Gi Sang Yoon, is listed on the William & Mary website as a visiting  professor of biology. Another suspect arrested, Timothy Pryor works in dining services for the university, according to the director of media Suzanne Seurattan. 

The College of William & Mary released the following statement on this incident: 

The news of these arrests was both surprising and disappointing. We know the university is not immune to crimes that affect all of society but as an institution and a member of this community, we take the issue of drugs – and all matters of crime prevention and safety – seriously. When we learn about issues on our campus we investigate promptly, take legal action as necessary and provide resources to anyone in our community dealing with a drug use problem or addiction. It is an issue we must and will continue to focus on as a university.

Williamsburg police chief Sean Dunn said in a statement Tuesday, “I would like to express my appreciation for the cooperation and communication of all of our community partners who assisted in providing information, insight, and assistance into this criminal investigation.”

Police believe the drug activity is still happening, and say there could be more arrests.

Here’s a full list of arrests made on Tuesday:


Keegan Paugh, 22

Distribution of Marijuana
Sell w/in 1000′ of School
Four counts, Possession of Schedule II 
Possession Schedule III
Possession of Marijuana

Daniel Jacob McBride, 20

2 counts, Distribution of Schedule II 
2 counts, Sell w/in 1000′ of school

Biloliddin Tulamirza, 18

Distribution of Marijuana (Felony amount) 
Sell w/in 1000′ of school

Shannon Cannaday, 20

Distribution of Marijuana (Felony amount) 
Sell w/in 1000′ of school

Nicolas George Manuel, 22

Distribution of Schedule I
Sell w/in 1000′ of school

Timothy Tyrone Pryor, 27

Distribution of Marijuana (Felony amount)

Jacob Selmonosky, 18

Distribution of Schedule II Drug
Sell w/in 1000′ of school

   Devin Moore, 20

5 counts, Distribution of Schedule I Drug  
2 counts, Distribution of Schedule II Drug
5 counts sell w/in 1000′ of school

Alexander Patrick Foley, 20

Distribution of Schedule II
Sell w/in 1000′ of school

Gi Sang Yoon, 40

2 counts, Distribution of Marijuana (Felony amount)
Possession of Hashish

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