GVSU Student Shot by Police Charged with Felony

Undercover police officers with the West Michigan Enforcement Team–an anti-dug unit–bought drugs from GVSU student Derek Copp according to a warrant released yesterday.

The warrant says that on two occasions, police bought drugs from the apartment:

…on March 11th of 2009 an undercover officer assigned to the West Michigan Enforcement Team purchased 3.3 grams of marihuana for the price of $60 from Derek Copp.

On February 9th of 2009 an undercover officer assigned to the West Michigan Enforcement Team purchased 3 grams of marihuana from Conor Bardallis for the price of $50.00.

Police have not disclosed what–if anything–was recovered during the raid.

Copp is being charged with a felony for the delivery or manufacture of marijuana. The felony carries a potential four-year prison sentence. However, the officer who shot Derek Copp–Ryan Huizenga–faces only a two-year sentence for a misdemeanor charge. Huizenga has also been taken off unpaid leave and placed on administrative duty.

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Author: mediamouse

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