Keri Blakinger: Cornell Student Busted with $150K of Heroin
Keri Lynn Blakinger: Cornell Student Caught with Six Ounces of Heroin in Motel Parking Lot
Keri Blakinger, a senior at Cornell University, was charged with second-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance after police caught her in the parking lot of the Hillside Inn with a Tupperware container full of uncut heroin.
According to police, Keri Blakinger admitted that the heroin was hers. A hotel employee saw her standing in the parking lot with the Tupperware container, acting "very uneasy, very fidgety", hiding the container whenever a car would drive past. He called the police.
A transfer student from Rutgers University, Keri Lynn Blakinger wrote for the Cornell Daily Sun.
"The preliminary weight of the heroin indicates it may be the second largest seizure of the drug by the Ithaca Police Department since September of 2008," said Deputy Ithaca Police Chief John Barber. "The evidence will be sent off to the New York State Police crime lab for further analysis."
Blakinger was arraigned in Ithaca City Court and was remanded to the Tompkins County Jail without bail, according to the statement.