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7:39 pm
Sat November 3, 2012

UNM Drug Sting

 An Albuquerque police undercover sting on the University of New Mexico campus has led to the arrested of five students and seven others.

One of the students was accused of selling drugs to an undercover officer and four others were arrested for allegedly trying to buy drugs from an officer.

Court documents show Albuquerque police planned Thursday's undercover sting after receiving reports of students looking for drugs near a popular hangout.

UNM spokeswoman Dianne Anderson says the drug arrests are unusual and don't represent what typically happens on campus. She blamed a few "bad eggs" for the problem.

Student conduct officer Rob Burford says UNM could end up disciplining the students who were arrested. They could face a written reprimand up to expulsion.

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Information from: Albuquerque Journal, http://www.abqjournal.com

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.