News » Local News | Sept. 16
The case of the undergraduate student charged with possession of illegal drugs by the University’s Department of Public Safety will be handled by Mercer County’s Prosecutor’s Office, a representative from the local Princeton Municipal Court said Monday.
Joseph Gauvreau ’17 faced a routine court date on Sept. 10, after which his case was transferred to the prosecutor’s office because of the nature of the charges, according to the representative.
Casey DeBlasio, a spokeswoman for the prosecutor’s office, said they had yet to receive the paperwork for the case but noted that it would likely be received later in the week.
The alleged drug remains to be identified and the testing process could take weeks, University spokesperson Martin Mbugua said.
He confirmed that the case has also been referred to the University’s Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students, which will conduct a separate investigation of the incident.