Two UR students arrested last semester on drug charges made a court appearance Tuesday morning before Rochester City Court judge Honorable Melchor Castro.
Sophomore Justin Delgado, charged with three counts of the criminal sale of marijuana, is scheduled to appear next before a grand jury in the Monroe County court system.
Sophomore Megan Chapman, charged with one count of the criminal sale of a controlled substance, is scheduled to appear in Rochester City Court again on March 24.
Due to privacy laws, Dean of Students Matthew Burns was unable to comment on whether any disciplinary action would be taken by the University. However, Burns did note that “it would be very unusual for a student’s behavior on or about campus to go through
the legal charges without also facing consequences in our system, since our threshold for actionable offenses is almost always lower than the courts.”
Delgado and Chapman were arrested by state police on Dec. 14, 2014 along with two other UR students. Sophomores Kelsey Daly and Fernando Parnes, arrested with Delgado and Chapman, are set to appear in court at a later date.
Passanisi is a member of
the class of 2017.