By Susan Robertson
2:34 PM EST, February 26, 2014
WILLIAMSBURG - A 19-year-old freshman at the College of William and Mary and former member of the football team was arrested Sunday on campus and charged with 17 felonies related to drug possession, and sale and possession of a controlled substance, namely LSD.
Criminal complaints filed against Samuel Marshall indicate he admitted to campus police Sunday that he sold LSD to at least eight students on campus. Suzanne Seurattan, a spokewoman at the college, said the alleged offenses occurred between Feb. 1 and Feb. 23.
The amount of LSD Marshall is accused of selling ranges from $10 for one piece to $100 for 12 pieces, according to the complaints.
One complaint states that a detective responded to the Yates Hall dormitory parking lot at the college on Sunday to meet another officer and a student regarding another student who had been taken to the hospital for an LSD overdose. According to the document, a student told police his friend bought LSD on two pieces of 1/4 inch red square paper from Marshall.
The complaint notes that officers went to speak with Marshall but he was not in his room, so they began the process of obtaining a search warrant. The complaint notes that officers were advised Marshall had returned and they received his consent to search his room. Marshall told police prior to the search that he had a marijuana smoking device and powder cocaine in his room, according to the complaint.
Marshall was charged with eight counts of selling drugs on or near a school or library, eight counts of manufacture or distribution of a controlled substance, one count of possession of a controlled substance, and one count of marijuana possession.
The marijuana possession charge is a misdemeanor. The rest are felonies.
Marshall was denied bail and is being held at the Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail. He has a bond appeal hearing scheduled for Friday, and a March 27 preliminary hearing in Williamsburg/James City County General District Court. Defense attorney Pat Kelley declined to comment on the case.
Marshall was dismissed from the football program. He did not play for the Tribe last season and was not on scholarship. The 6-foot-3, 300-pound lineman was a recruited walk-on from Monticello High in Charlottesville. He was first-team all-state as a senior and a two-time team captain in high school.
Dave Fairbank contributed to this report.
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