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By Liz Dailey
Arizona Daily Wildcat
April 1, 1999
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A Coronado dorm resident assistant called university police early Tuesday morning after she smelled what she believed to be burning marijuana, police reports stated.

Police went to a room in the residence hall, 822 E. Fifth St., where they suspected the odor originated. Officers knocked on the door several times but no one responded, reports stated.

Police obtained a key and entered the room. While no residents were inside, a multi-colored pipe and water bong were sitting on a desk, reports stated.

The windows had been opened and two fans were pointed toward them, reports stated. Officers also noticed a strong odor of deodorant spray in the room.

The pipe and bong were taken into evidence.

Officers have yet to speak with the students who live in the room.

Police arrested a Tucson man Monday afternoon on suspicion of drug paraphernalia possession after an officer found a pipe in the man's pocket, police reports stated.

An officer was monitoring traffic at the corner of East Sixth Street and North Highland Avenue at 12:35 p.m. when he spotted a brown and white Chevrolet Blazer driving west on Sixth at 51 mph in a 30 mph zone, reports stated.

The officer stopped the vehicle and noticed the driver, Michael B. Lee, 21, was not wearing a seat belt, reports stated.

Lee, of the 1900 block of North Sahuara Avenue, reportedly told the officer his license was suspended and provided an identification card.

Police confirmed Lee's license was suspended and that he had a warrant from Arizona's Department of Public Safety, reports stated.

The officer also discovered Lee had a prior arrest for a drug violation, reports stated.

Lee told the officer he had no drugs or paraphernalia in his possession and emptied his pockets in front of the officer.

Police searched Lee and found a "lump of something which Lee had failed to remove," reports stated.

Lee told the officer "You got me, it's a pipe," and "There's residue in it," reports stated.

The officer cited Lee on suspicion of speeding, driving with a suspended license and possession of drug paraphernalia and released him.

Police are attempting to find the driver of a white 1990 Lincoln automobile from Budget Car and Truck Rental of Tucson that was involved in a hit-and-run accident Monday afternoon.

The Lincoln's female driver struck a gold 1987 Hyundai at the intersection of North Fremont Avenue and East Seventh Street. A Tucson woman was driving the Hyundai at the time.

The Hyundai had a "sufficient amount of damage" to its right side, reports stated.

The Lincoln's driver reportedly said she would pull over, but then fled the scene.

A witness followed the Lincoln and was able to jot down its license plate number.

The witness told police two females were in the Lincoln and both appeared to be in their early 20's, reports stated.

Police found two bags containing what they believed to be drugs inside a patrol car Monday afternoon, police reports stated.

Two officers were cleaning out the vehicle when they found one bag on the floor and the other under the passenger seat.

One bag contained 2.9 grams of white crystals that police suspected to be crack cocaine. The other had 7.5 grams of a white powdery substance officers believed to be cocaine, reports stated.

Police Beat is compiled from official University of Arizona Police Department reports.