CU Cracks Down On Adderall Used During Finals

BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4)– The University of Colorado is cracking down on a drug commonly used by students to help them get through finals during the last few weeks of the semester.

CU Police arrested Christopher Valentine and Graham Harkin for allegedly selling Adderall on campus. Both face felony charges.

Christopher Valentine and Graham Harkin (credit: Boulder Police)

Christopher Valentine and Graham Harkin (credit: Boulder Police)

“Adderall, Ritalin, Vyvanse, Concerta, Focalin… all of those fit into that category,” said one student describing drugs used by many to help prepare for finals.

The category is called “study aid drugs” being sold illegally on the CU Boulder campus.

“The amphetamine in Adderall is a stimulant and I enjoy the stimulant rush when I’m studying because it gives me a directed focus,” said the student, who did not want to be identified. “It cuts out all interference and really helps me stay on task.”

Not having a prescription isn’t a problem, according to this student, drugs can be found everywhere on campus.

“I do know a bunch of people who are selling it and they’ve all either run out or are bumping their prices,” said the student.

Despite the recent arrests this student plans to keep using those “study aids” even though it’s illegal, “The benefits outweigh the cost.”


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