News & Notes: Prosecutor’s Office downgrades drug possession charge in ecstasy case
The Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office has transferred the case of the freshman charged with drug possession back to the Princeton Municipal Court, Casey DeBlasio, a spokeswoman for the Prosecutor’s Office, said Tuesday.
The Prosecutor's Office downgraded the charge againstJoseph Gauvreau '17 frompossession of controlled dangerous substances — the initial charge made by theUniversity’s Department of Public Safetyearlier this monthafter searching the student's Holder Hall room — to failure to dispose of CDS.
The new charge is considered a disorderly persons offense under New Jersey law.
The Municipal Court had originally elevated the case to the Prosecutor’s Office because of the nature of DPS's initial charges.
DeBlasio also released a copy of the complaint against Gauvreau that indicates he was allegedly found with "Molly," a name for ecstasy usually found in powder or crystal form.