News & Notes: Prosecutor’s Office downgrades drug possession charge in ecstasy case| September 24, 2013
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.