March 25, 2016

Cornell Sophomore Indicted on Multiple Drug Charges

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Lehman Schwab ’18, was indicted on multiple drug charges Thursday after he was reportedly found with nearly 20 grams of cocaine in his suite at a Cornell residence hall.

Schwab, 19, was taken into custody on Dec. 4, 2015 after police searched his suite in Hans Bethe House, a west campus residence hall, according to a University release.

Records show that police found nearly 20 grams of cocaine in Schwab’s room along with small ziplock bags and a digital scale that officers believe were used in the process of selling the drug, according to the Ithaca Voice.

Schwab — a student at the time — was charged with two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance for allegedly having cocaine with intent to sell. He also reportedly had “compounds, mixtures or substances” with at least half an ounce of cocaine, according to The Voice.

It is currently unclear whether Schwab is still a Cornell student or permitted on campus. A University spokesperson said more information may be released Friday, according to The Voice.

Schwab is scheduled to be arraigned at the Tompkins County Courthouse on April 6. He is being represented by Norma Schwab, and the case is being prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Eliza Filipowski, The Voice reported.