ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Tired of being hassled by Albuquerque police along Central, drug dealers took their business to a popular hang out spot on The University of New Mexico's campus, the Duck Pond.
These drug dealers thought they were out of APD's reach, but on Thursday they learned a lesson.
It appeared that the Duck Pond had been overrun with drug dealers and UNM students began reporting the problem to school officials.
So on Thursday when APD detectives went undercover buying and selling drugs, the University was on board.
Seven people sold detectives drugs and five others bought. Sources say five of those busted buying and selling drugs, which including meth, cocaine and pot, admitted to being UNM students.
"We believe this crime activity started at another location and migrated onto our campus because they were feeling the heat of APD, and didn't think they could follow them onto the UNM campus. But of course, they were wrong," UNM Spokeswoman Dianna Anderson told KRQE News 13.
UNM has a very strict drug policy and are currently reviewing APD's arrests to identify those student's involved. From there the students could face punishment and even expulsion.
According to online court records of the twelve arrested, nearly none had a criminal record. One suspect was just 17-years-old.
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