An MVC student was recently arrested and charged with a felony involving marijuana. This is the second college student charged with a marijuana felony in two months.
Desi James Jaramillo, a freshman majoring in Exercise Science, was charged on Feb. 26 with the class B felony of possession of a controlled substance with the intent to distribute, according to the office of the Prosecuting Attorney of Saline County.
The punishment range, according to the felony complaint document, is 5 to 15 years in the Missouri Department of Corrections.
According to the probable cause statement from the Marshall Police Department, Jaramillo was first observed staggering outside of a residence hall. When an officer searched him, four corner bags of marijuana were found, according to the report. A jar of marijuana was among items found in his room, according to the report, which also noted that the student’s cell phones were seized as evidence.
Bond for Jaramillo, who is from Licking, Mo., was set at $5,000 cash only.