Drug sting on campus leads to student arrest

Mark Judson

Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office arrested and charged a UNF student with four second-degree felonies after selling drugs to an undercover officer.

The student, Michael V. Mullen, a sophomore biology major, was contacted via text by the undercover officer, according to a JSO arrest report. A sale was arranged for 80 Xanax pills and the two met in Lot 5 on May 9. The undercover officer paid Mullen more than the agreed amount, and in return, Mullen supplied the officer with a “marijuana oil chocolate bar,” read the report.

After the deal was made, Mullen was taken into custody and transported to the UNF police station for questioning, the report stated. Mullen was informed of his rights and wished to speak with officers about the incident.

Mullen gave officers consent to search his vehicle and apartment, according to the report, and a vehicle search yielded a BB gun appearing identical to a real firearm. The report also states the apartment search yielded multiple marijuana edibles and a safe containing additional Xanax pills.

The report states Mullen is being charged with four felonies: Selling schedule III or IV class drug within 1000 feet of a university, selling marijuana within 1000 feet of a university, possession of barbiturates with intent to sell, possession of marijuana with intent to sell.

Mullen has an arraignment set for June 1 according to the Duval County Clerk of Courts website.

Spinnaker attempted to contact Mullen for comment, but the phone number is no longer in service.

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