Ashland University president's son arrested on campus, complaint cites illegal drug transactions

Updated: Jun. 28, 2018 at 2:36 PM EDT
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ASHLAND, OH (WOIO) - Ashland University's president's son was arrested on drug charges, right on the university's campus.

Brandon Campo was arrested by the Ashland Police Department on June 19 for possessing criminal tools, endangering children, possessing marijuana and possessing schedule 4 drugs. He was arrested on the university's campus after a drug complaint was filed.

Police responded to the University's Dwight Schar College of Education building located in the 300 block of Samaritan Avenue around 12:35 p.m.

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A criminal complaint revealed that Campo was allegedly conducting drug deals in his residence, where his infant child resided with him.

According to a heavily redacted Ashland police report, drugs were located inside Campo's residence in a bathroom ceiling, cabinet and drawer as well as a bedroom dresser. The drugs were listed as blue, green, yellow and white pills.

The criminal complaint provided further details stating the pills were identified as scheduled II amphetamine and scheduled IV alprazolam pills. Police located containers of marijuana in the basement as well. According to the criminal complaint, Campo said he bought the pills from someone local and admitted the marijuana was ordered from Colorado and had it shipped to his residence. He added some of the marijuana was bought locally.

  

Ashland County Jail officials say he bonded out on June 20. Brandon Campo is expected to appear in Ashland Municipal Court on July 10.  Madeline Campo, 22, was arrested the same day for endangering children, drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana. She is also due in court on July 10.

Ashland University released the following comment late Thursday afternoon saying "Brandon was charged with a misdemeanor possession of marijuana and has been not convicted of any crime. There is no allegation of him selling drugs on this campus or anywhere else. We have no further comment at this time."

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