ITHACA, N.Y. — A Cornell student who was taken into custody on campus is facing felony drug charges for having nearly 20 grams of cocaine, which police say he intended to sell.

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Lehman Schwab, 19, was taken into custody by Cornell police after a search warrant was issued in his suite in the Hans Bethe House, a west campus residence hall, officials said in a news release. 

Records show that around 7:30 p.m., police went into his room, 251-C,  as part of a joint drug investigation between Cornell police, Ithaca police and the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office.

In the room, records show, police found about 19 grams of cocaine along with small ziplock bags and a digital scale officers believe was being used to sell the product.

Cornell officials  declined to comment about whether Schwab is being allowed to take finals, whether he is allowed on campus, his status as a student or if he faces disciplinary action from Cornell.

Media Relations Specialist Daryl Lovell did not return an email requesting comment about why the university is keeping the information from the public.

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Jolene Almendarez

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