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Felony, misdemeanor pot arrests at CSU

An armed robbery call to CSU student apartments led university police to find not the robber, but marijuana, officials said.

Officers went to the Courtyard I apartments early Monday in response to an armed man believed to have walked into an unlocked apartment, said Greg Muraski with Columbus State University's public relations department. The suspect wasn't there, though police found a small amount of marijuana in the apartment.

That led to the discovery of even more of the drug in Phillip Miller's car. The 22-year-old Jacksonville, Fla., man was visiting the apartment, Muraski said. Money and drug paraphernalia were also found.

Miller was charged with felony possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. Two students — Shannon Elliott, 19, and Katelyn Rose, 22, of Courtyard I North — were charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana, Muraski said.

The armed robbery suspect is still being sought. He's described as a black man with a dark complexion, standing about 5-foot-10 to 6-feet and weighing 190 pounds. He was wearing black pants with a black jacket.

Anyone with information should call university police at 706-568-2022.

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