Published: May 1, 2014

Contact:  Eric Edford, Officer, Police Department,

With final exams starting on Saturday May 3, 2014, the University of Colorado Boulder Police Department would like to remind students about the possible consequences of unlawfully using or distributing prescription "study aid" drugs.

This past week, CU students Christopher Valentine and Graham Hankin were arrested by CU Police for selling Adderall to acquaintances on campus. Valentine charged four dollars per pill and Hankin charged five dollars. Both now face felony criminal charges for their actions.

Prescription drugs such as Adderall or Vyvanse are often used legitimately for the treatment of attention deficit hyper activity disorder (ADHD). These same drugs are also known to be abused by those trying to stay awake or focused while studying. 

"While perhaps tempting, it is against the law to use or possess study aid drugs that are not prescribed to you," said Corporal Matthew DeLaria. "It is also illegal for those with legitimate prescriptions to provide their drugs to others."

In addition to possibly facing criminal charges for possession or distribution of controlled substances, students distributing or unlawfully possessing study aid drugs are also referred to the Office of Student Conduct.