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Police: Drugs found in NIU dorm room

David Rice, 19, of Evanston, is accused of having marijuana and molly, a powder form of ecstasy, in his Northern Illinois University dorm room.
David Rice, 19, of Evanston, is accused of having marijuana and molly, a powder form of ecstasy, in his Northern Illinois University dorm room.

DeKALB – A 19-year-old Evanston man remained in DeKalb County Jail on Wednesday after police said they found molly, a powdered form of ecstasy, in his Northern Illinois University dorm room.

NIU police were called to the 1000 block of Grant Drive, DeKalb, about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday after receiving information that David B. Rice, of the 2000 block of Ridgeway Drive, was trying to sell molly at the Grant Towers North dormitory, court records show.

Police found 14 clear, plastic capsules containing molly in a drawer, along with a grinding machine, a gram of marijuana and $160 cash, court records show. The molly weighed between 5 and 15 grams, court records show.

Rice was charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver, unlawful possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and unlawful possession of marijuana.

If convicted of the most serious charge, Rice could face up to 15 years in prison. His bond was set at $50,000, which requires posting $5,000 to be released while the case is pending. His next court date is scheduled for Jan. 2.

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