Ecstasy factory found in Arizona State University dorm

MESA, Ariz. - Detectives with the Arizona Department of Public Safety say they have uncovered an ecstasy manufacturing operation inside a student apartment at Arizona State University.

The bust stems from a traffic stop Wednesday along Interstate 17. A search of the vehicle turned up a backpack that was loaded with ecstasy pills and cocaine.

DPS officials say they were able to secure search warrants for the 20-year-old driver's home in Goodyear and for his apartment near the ASU campus.

According to investigators, the room was essentially a pill factory. Detectives found 30 pounds of product used to make ecstasy pills in the apartment along with thousands of pills and a motorized pill press.

The DPS says the suspect is facing numerous drug charges. His name was not immediately released.

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