Morgan Wong arrested after authorities find drugs in her room in Science House

Wong’s mugshot at Adams County Prison Photo credit: Gettysburg Police Department

Wong’s mugshot at Adams County Prison
Photo credit: Gettysburg Police Department

By Jamie Welch, Editor-in-Chief

Police found drugs and more than $2,000 in cash in a sophomore’s room on Sept. 29, according to an affidavit filed with District Judge Matthew Harvey and obtained by the Evening Sun. According to the affidavit, college administration received a tip about drug activity in the room in Science House, and the college called authorities to assist in the response.

Morgan Ashley Wong, 19, of Laguna Niguel, California, gave authorities permission to search her room and her mobile phone.  Authorities found a small amount of marijuana, LSD tabs, marijuana wax and a digital scale in a black box, the affidavit states. Authorities also found more marijuana wax , hydrocodone-acetaminophen pills, a bag containing a crystalline substance and labelled “MDA/MDMA,” Adderall, ecstasy, and hydrocodone pills, according to the affidavit.

Additionally, authorities found $2,324 in cash in Wong’s desk drawer. When asked if she was employed while at school, she replied she was not, authorities said in the affidavit. Residents of Science House said that they had noticed odd behavior by Wong such as standing outside on the back porch for extended periods of time. Students had also noticed a lot of guests coming and going from the house. They said they did not think anything of these oddities at the time, but now say that they make a lot of sense, given the activity that is alleged to have occurred.

Wong was charged with 3 felony counts of manufacture, delivery, or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver a controlled substance. Wong was also charged with misdemeanors for intent to possess a controlled substance without a prescription, possession of a small amount of marijuana for personal use, and use or possession of drug paraphernalia, according to court documents.

Bail was set at $100,000 and was posted on Oct. 3. A formal arraignment has been scheduled for Nov. 14.Wong is no longer enrolled in classes at Gettysburg College, according to directory information obtained by the Gettysburgian. The case has been referred to the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities for institutional disciplinary action.

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Author: Jamie Welch

Jamie Welch '18 served as editor-in-chief of The Gettysburgian from May 2016 to May 2018. Jamie also served as the webmaster and as a staff writer for the features and news sections. He graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and a minor in Business. Follow him on Twitter @welchjamesk.

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