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Drug Bust on the MTSU Campus

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) --  Murfreesboro Police made what they’re calling a major drug bust on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University Monday afternoon.

MPD spokesman Kyle Evans tells WMOT News that police were hearing rumors that drugs were being sold out of Jim Cummings Hall. University police gave MPD permission to pursue the case.  Evans described for WMOT what happened when officers approached the dorm room where suspicious activity had been reported.

"While walking toward the apartment a white male actually opened the door to this dorm room. At that time, when he opened the door, he allowed the officers to see the roommate breaking up buds of marijuana on a desk inside the dorm room. All occupants were advised of their Miranda rights. After waving their rights during questioning, they actually consented to a search of the room. The officers found several bags of marijuana, they found hydrocodone pills, oxycodone pills, and aderall pills."

Arrested in the case was 18 year-old Nathan Nuss of Murfreesboro. He was booked into the Rutherford County Jail and will appear in General Sessions Court in early May.

Officer Evans says police also discovered about $2000 in cash in the room. 

Mike Osborne is the News Director for WMOT and can be heard on-air daily.