Elijah Okesson charged with mushrooms and marijuana on Belmont campus

Elijah Okesson charged with mushrooms and marijuana on Belmont campus

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19-year-old Elijah Okesson was charged with drug possession on August 21 after staff at Belmont University searched his shared dorm room. Staff were notified of the smell of marijuana coming from the room and spoke to his Okesson, who emptied his pockets at the request of staff. A marijuana vape pen was produced, resulting in a full search of the room, per the school’s policy. Inside the dorm room were 28 grams of suspected marijuana in a backpack that reportedly belonged to Okesson, along with 28 grams of mushrooms, a digital scale, and a bond used with THC wax. He was issued citations for two counts of drug possession and drug paraphernalia. Okesson and was booked on the charges this week.

Elijah Okesson (MNPD)
Elijah Okesson (MNPD)

Elijah Tait Okesson of Belmont Blvd in Nashville, TN, was booked on the citation on September 11th, charged with two counts of possession or casual exchange and one count of unlawful drug paraphernalia.

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