ROLL TIDE! 21-Year-Old University Of Alabama Theater Student Arrested For Selling MDMA, Fentanyl, And Cocaine

It’s only September and authorities in Tuscaloosa are already making major drug busts. The most recent person popped is 21-year-old Ashley Rose Newman, who authorities say was trafficking MDMA, the deadly Fentanyl, cocaine, and a bunch of other amphetamines. I’m a little surprised she was a theater student, but hey — nothing shocks me anymore. Those thespians like to party and profit off it, apparently. via

Ashley Rose Newman, 21, is charged with trafficking in Fentanyl, unlawful possession with intent to distribute, three counts of unlawful possession of a controlled substance, first-degree unlawful possession of marijuana and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, said Tuscaloosa police Lt. Teena Richardson.

According to Newman’s Facebook page, she is a theater student at UA. She is from Mandeville, Louisiana.

Newman was arrested by agents from the West Alabama Narcotics Task Force after a raid at her home in the 300 block of 27th Street North at 9 a.m. today. Richardson said agents recovered 23.3 grams of Fentanyl, a quantity of methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), amphetamine, cocaine HCL, marijuana and assorted drug paraphernalia.

If convicted, I imagine her time in prison could be pretty interesting considering her background in the performing arts. I think the only thing that could actually make Orange Is The New Black enjoyable at this point is introducing a drug dealing theater student. That’d make for an interesting dynamic in lock-up.

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