A group of students from the College of William and Mary has been charged with felony drug possession, according to Williamsburg Police Spokesman Greg Riley.
On Oct. 25, Timothy Andrew Claude, 20, Stephen Hu, 20, Daniel Joseph Martyak, 19, and Morrise Samuel Quierolo, 20 all were charged with possession of marijuana and felony possession of a schedule 1 or 2 substance, Riley said.
Riley said a fifth student, Chevonne Robert Leighton, 20, was charged with possession of marijuana.
According to police, the charges stem from an Oct. 17 incident at a house in the 200 block of Rolfe Road.
Shortly before 3 p.m., police say they responded to a call from a resident complaining that their neighbors were shooting an air rifle into their backyard.
Riley said as the responding officers were talking to the group of students about the air rifles, the police smelled marijuana coming from the house.
The police say they left, then returned with search warrant from the magistrate's office. Riley said the search turned up marijuana, a variety of pills and mushrooms.
A spokesperson for William and Mary was not immediately available for comment.
McKinnon can be reached by phone at 757-345-2341.