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Student Arrested After Selling Drugs To Police Informants

Austin Ross Querriera, a 19-year old student at Penn State, was arrested for drug-related charges on Wednesday.

According to court documents, Querriera faces nine felony charges, seven counts of possession with intent to deliver, and two counts of criminal use of a communication facility, in addition to five misdemeanor possession charges.

The Centre Daily Times reported an informant told State College police in September that Querriera was selling “cocaine and other drugs” in the area. Querriera lives in Sproul Hall, where he was arrested after he sold the drugs to undercover informants. State College police informants purchased Xanax and marijuana wax from the suspect, and recovered a sandwich bag of marijuana and a scale with “suspected marijuana residue” during a search of Querriera’s dorm room.

Querriera is being held on a $100,000 bail at the Centre County Prison, and his preliminary hearing is scheduled for November 12. According to court documents, Querriera did not request a public defender.

Penn State spokeswoman Lisa Powers said housing has put an interim suspension on his housing contract. A student conduct hearing will occur as soon as police information is provided to Penn State.

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