William & Mary employees, students arrested in drug bust

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WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (WHSV) — Two employees at the College of William & Mary were among 10 people arrested in connection with a months-long narcotics investigation in Williamsburg.

ABC affiliate WVEC reports that two employees and eight students in total were arrested.

Williamsburg Police confirmed to WVEC that one of those arrested, 40-year-old Gi Sang Yoon, was a faculty member at the college. According to the college's website, Sang Yoon is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Immunology.

WVEC also reports that another one of the suspects, Timothy Tyrone Pryor, is also an employee, though his role at the school was not immediately clear.

During the course of the investigation, officers seized LSD, cocaine, psilocybin (mushrooms), opioids, amphetamines, steroids, hashish and marijuana. About $14,000 in cash was also recovered.

The investigation began after police received information about unreported sexual assaults due to an increase in drug activity.

All 10 suspects have been arrested and charged with narcotics distribution offenses, several occurring on or around the campus.

According to police, more arrests and charges are possible.

“I would like to express my appreciation for the cooperation and communication of all of our community partners who assisted in providing information, insight, and assistance into this criminal investigation,” said Williamsburg Police Chief Sean Dunn.

Multiple law enforcement agencies were involved in this drug bust, including Mathews County Sheriff’s Office, Gloucester County Sheriff’s Office, Middlesex County Sheriff’s Office, York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office, James City County Police, Williamsburg Police, Poquoson Police, and the Virginia State Police.

A spokeswoman for the college issued the following statement:

"The news of these arrests was both surprising and disappointing. We know the university is not immune to crimes that affect all of society but as an institution and a member of this community, we take the issue of drugs – and all matters of crime prevention and safety - seriously. When we learn about issues on our campus we investigate promptly, take legal action as necessary and provide resources to anyone in our community dealing with a drug use problem or addiction. It is an issue we must and will continue to focus on as a university."

Here is a list of the suspects arrested and their respective charges:

Keegan Paugh, 22-years-old

• 1 count, Distribution of Marijuana
• 1 count, Sell w/in 1000' of School
• 4 counts, Possession of Schedule II
• 1 count, Possession Schedule III, and 1 count of Possession of Marijuana

Daniel Jacob McBride, 20-years-old

• 2 counts, Distribution of Schedule II
• 2 counts, Sell w/in 1000' of school

Biloliddin Tulamirza, 18-years-old

1 count, Distribution of Marijuana (Felony amount)
1 count, Sell w/in 1000' of school

Shannon Cannaday, 20-years-old

• 1 counts, Distribution of Marijuana (Felony amount)
• 1 count, Sell w/in 1000' of school

Nicolas George Manuel, 22-years-old

• 1 count, Distribution of Schedule I
• 1 count, Sell w/in 1000' of school

Timothy Tyrone Pryor, 27-years-old

• 1 count, Distribution of Marijuana (Felony amount)

Jacob Selmonosky, 18-years-old

• 2 counts, Distribution of Schedule II
• 2 counts, Sell w/in 1000' of school

Devin Moore, 20-years-old

• 5 counts, Distribution of Schedule I
• 2 counts, Distribution of Schedule II
• 5 counts, Sell w/in 1000' of school

Gi Sang Yoon, 40-years-old

• 2 counts, Distribution of Marijuana (Felony amount)
• 1 count, Possession of Hashish