Thirty college students from the Boston area are facing charges after they tried to enter the United States from Canada at the Derby Line, Vermont border crossing with alcohol and drugs in their bags.
The Vermont State Police issued 26 citations on Monday for minors in possession of alcohol. Police also charged three people with marijuana possession and one Boston University student with possessing a single tablet of ecstasy.
Trooper Andrew Jensen says the students were traveling back to Boston on eight tour buses after a weekend outing in Quebec.
Jensen says some of the students were from Boston University, but he didn’t know if all were.
Jensen says the students’ bags were searched by Customs and Border Protection agents. The cases were then turned over to the state police.