College freshman arrested with $2,600 in alleged marijuana profits

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A freshman at the University of Alabama was arrested last week and charged with first-degree marijuana possession as well as two counts of selling drugs near a school campus, according to

The West Alabama Narcotics Task Force arrested Rett James Adinolfi after he allegedly sold weed to a confidential informant in his dorm room. Adinolfi is originally from Connecticut, according to the report.

This isn't the first time the narcotics task force has targeted Alabama students. In 2013, a major investigation led to the arrest of 61 students, with law enforcement actions taking place on campus.


Last year, a freshman athlete on the track and field team was arrested by task force members and allegedly found with cocaine, marijuana and $3,000 worth of cash after agents searched his room in the Presidential Village dorms — the same dorm where Adinolfi resided.


The task force is made up of 16 officers from the Tuscaloosa Police Department, the sheriff's office, the University of Alabama and the district attorney's office. They did not immediately return a request for comment.

In Adinolfi's room, police found 32 grams of marijuana, six grams of marijuana wax, a grinder, a digital scale and two bongs, according to


A Twitter account that appears to belong to Adinolfi has posted jokes related to marijuana in the past.


Fusion unsuccessfully attempted to reach Adinolfi via Facebook and Twitter.

Despite all the law enforcement activity, the weed culture at the University of Alabama "isn't huge," according to an anonymous, self-described pothead who wrote about the 2013 drug bust in BroBible.


"No pun intended, but whiskey and football are a much higher priority here," the person wrote.

Ted Hesson was formerly the immigration editor at Fusion, covering the issue from Washington, D.C. He also writes about drug laws and (occasionally) baseball. On the side: guitars, urban biking, and fiction.