FAIRFIELD-The Fairfield Police Department made arrests in two separate drug cases, Wednesday, one on the Maharishi University of Management campus and one in a Buchanan Avenue apartment.
The first came about when officers were called the M.U.M. campus and met with a university security official who reported that, while investigating a threat complaint involving Robert Paul Anibal, M.U.M. Frat 106, Room 35, a campus security official discovered an indoor marijuana growing operation in Anibal’s room.
M.U.M. officials then seized 195.95 grams of processed marijuana and called the police department.
Anibal was an M.U.M. employee, not a student, according to the police department.
After campus security turned the investigation over to police, according to a police department news release, officers seized growing equipment consistent with the clandestine manufacture of marijuana, in addition to another small quantity of the drug.
According to documents filed in Iowa District Court for Jefferson County, the equipment included grow lights, fans, tubing, dirt, planting pots and seeds.
Anibal, 52, was arrested and charged with manufacturing marijuana within 1,000 feet of an elementary school; possession of marijuana with intent to deliver within 1,000 feet of an elementary school; failure to affix a drug tax stamp; and possession of drug paraphernalia.
At about 9:19 p.m. Wednesday, officers responded to a report of a domestic altercation at 301 E. Buchanan Ave., Apt. B3.