Student busted selling pot to cops

<div class="meta image-caption"><div class="origin-logo origin-image none"><span>none</span></div><span class="caption-text">Daniel Ward, a 20 year old male who resides in Malvern, PA.  He was released after posting &#36;6,500 secured bail. He was also charged with carrying a concealed deadly instrument.  Ward is the lone Temple student.  The other three are students at St. Joe&#39;s.  (New Castle County Police)</span></div>
December 15, 2008 12:29:04 PM PST
Police in Delaware say they used text messages to set up and bust a team of students from Pennsylvania who were trying to sell drugs. Authorities in New Castle County arrested three Saint Joseph University students and one Temple University student after they agreed to deliver an ounce of marijuana. The students thought the buyer was a college student in Newark. It was an undercover county police officer.

Arrested are: Hannah Carr, 19, of Bethlehem; Sarah West, 19, from Bayonne, New Jersey; Austin Klaus, 20, from Downingtown, Pa.; and Daniel Ward, 20, from Malvern, Pa.

Police set up the buy after getting an anonymous tip about a female who was selling marijuana. On Dec. 9th, police started the text messages. On Dec. 11th, the female and three friends came to Main Street in Newark to meet up with the "buyer."

Officers say the group showed an ounce of marijuana and some "throwing knives" they carried for Protection. Police seized the drugs, weapons and the driver's 2007 Chevy Cobalt.

They have all been charged with delivery of marijuana, delivery of marijuana within 1,000 feet of a school, maintaining a vehicle for keeping a controlled substance, and conspiracy.

Klaus and Ward were also charged with carrying a concealed deadly instrument.

All four of the suspects have been released after posting bail.

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