By Brittany Wilson and Kristen Griffith, The Whetstone
When Wesley security knocked on freshman Joshua Glover’s door in Williams Hall, they were only responding to a noise complaint.
But after Glover opened the door, the guards caught a whiff of marijuana.
“A walk around the room was conducted and a pill bottle containing four bags of suspected marijuana was located on the bed in plain view,” said Walt Beaupre, director of safety and security.
Glover, an 18-year-old Sports Management major from Maryland, was arrested by Dover Police after being caught with 34 bags—23.4 grams— of marijuana in his dorm room Oct. 8.
Beaupre said Glover admitted to having more marijuana in his footlocker.
Wesley security uncovered not only the drugs, but also two digital scales, clear bags, bottles (used for storing marijuana), and $795 in cash.
“Dover Police Department was contacted and took the student into custody,” Beaupre said.
Glover was charged with possession and intent to deliver marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia before being released on $5,250 unsecured bond.
Beaupre would not confirm if Glover will return to Wesley since he was arrested.
“I do not discuss anything specific concerning students who are arrested or include their status with the college and/or their Academic Year,” he said.
Williams Hall RA Evan Le’Mon said he was shocked when he saw Glover’s mug shot online.
“I barely ever saw him in the building,” he said. “I never would have guessed.”
Kinesiology department chair Barbara Abbott said it is unfortunate that Glover, regardless of his major, found himself in that situation.
“Anytime a Wesley student is arrested it is a misfortune,” she said. “I am disappointed that he was one of our Sport Management majors, but again, has no reflection of our program or department. It was a choice he personally took and it did not turn out positive.”
Melissa Elliot, assistant dean of students and director of residence life said when a student violates the code of conduct they can meet with a hearing officer.
“They would tell their side of the story,” she said. “Based on the report we receive, the hearing officer will make a decision.”
Elliot said the student could choose to speak with a conduct board, which is made up of faculty and staff, if they do not agree with the consequences.
“It almost represents how a court case would take place,” she said. “Both sides are presented and witnesses are present.”
Elliot said when both sides are presented, the board will privately come together and make a decision.