MOUNT VERNON — For the second time in less than six months, the Knox County Sheriff’s Office raided a Kenyon College residence and arrested one student on drug trafficking charges.
According to Sheriff David Barber, detectives executed a search warrant at a student residence late Thursday evening. Kenyon College student Robert E. Granville Jr., 19, of Kalamazoo, Mich., was arrested for two counts of trafficking marijuana. He is being held in the Knox County Jail.
Barber said Granville allegedly sold marijuana to an undercover deputy sheriff, which led up to the search warrant execution Thursday night. Detectives seized a quantity of marijuana, pills, drug paraphernalia and cash from the residence.
This is the second such raid at the college in recent months, the first being in December when two Kenyon students and three Muskingum College students were arrested on drug charges.
The raid was the result of Detective Sgts. Roger Brown and Gary Rohler and Detective David Light working in cooperation with the Kenyon College Office of Security and Safety. The Knox County Sheriff’s Office is an active member of the 10-county METRICH Enforcement Unit.