New York — Several of the suspects in the recent Columbia University drug bust called “Operation Ivy League” have spoken out. One Columbia University student, Christopher Coles has said that the bust is about headlines and another CU student Jose Stephan Perez, has said that police made him wear a Columbia University sweater. The New York Daily News Reports:
“Going to Columbia was my dream, and I plan to finish,” said Coles, adding that he wants to go to law school, possibly at the University of CaliforniaBerkeley.
He suggested that cops targeted Columbia because they wanted to garner headlines.
He said that when one of his codefendants, Jose Stephan Perez, asked for a jacket when he was rousted him from his room, cops slapped a Columbia sweatshirt on him.