U Of South Alabama Dorm Robbery Involved Attempt To Buy Marijuana, USA Police Say

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The armed robbery that resulted in a five-hour lockdown Sunday at the University of South Alabama stemmed from a student’s attempt to buy marijuana from two men, USA Police Chief Zeke Aull said today.

Justin Sears, 19, was arrested and charged with first-degree robbery and third-degree criminal trespassing, according to Aull. Sears had been banned from USA’s campus March 24 because "he was involved in some illegal narcotics activities," the chief said.

Aull said that a warrant was being drawn against a second man involved in the robbery. His name was not released.

Sears remained in Mobile County Metro Jail without bail on the robbery charge this afternoon, records showed.

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