Bryant students arrested on drug charges

Bryant students arrested on drug charges

SMITHFIELD - Exercising search warrants obtained after a two-month investigation, police last Friday entered three Bryant University housing units and arrested four students, including a member of the football team, on a variety of drug-related charges.

Police said they entered residence halls 12, 14, and 17 at 6 a.m. and discovered marijuana, cocaine, and LSD; and packing materials, digital scales and ledgers indicating the substances were being held for sale.

Antione Hudson, 21, of District Heights, Md., was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of marijuana with intent to deliver. Hudson is listed as a defensive back on Bryant's 2013 football roster. Police said they confiscated a Maryland-registered 2012 Jaguar, co-owned by Hudson, because it was related to the case.

Brayden Haney, 19, of Ashland, Mass., was charged with possession of cocaine and possession of cocaine with intent to deliver.

Joseph Collins, 20, of Natick, Mass., was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to deliver and possession of cocaine.

Justin Shields, 19, of Marshfield, Mass., was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, and possession of LSD.

Police said they carried search warrants signed by District Court Judge William C. Clifton, and found most of the substances in drawers and backpacks.

According to police, all four students entered pleas of not guilty that afternoon, and except for Hudson, who posted bail, were being held at the ACI pending a court appearance May 8.

The arrests marked the second action against Bryant students by Smithfield police in recent weeks.

In undercover operations on March 20 and April 10, police arrested 36 underage students for allegedly buying alcohol at the Last Resort night spot on Farnum Pike, using what police said were skillfully made, falsified drivers' licenses.