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Priority Mail

Directly from the official FIU Police Department reports. I will withhold editorial comment on various parts of the report (well, except for two).

Last Wednesday, a U.S. Postal Service Priority Mail box in the University Park Towers mailroom drew the olfactory attention of a young woman. She thought it smelled like marijuana, so she found the RA, who got hold of a couple of FIU police. One of the cops had the same olfactory sensation. Investigations showed up and took the package.

The package was marked as sent from "Hauptmann, 8306 Wilshire Boulevard, #985, Beverly Hills, CA 90211." The recipent was "Caylin Hauptmann, Florida International University, The Towers, Room 616B, 11150 SW 14th Street, Miami, FL 33174."

So, a pair of cops rolled over to 616. The door handle was dislodged from the door. Police knocked loudly to no answer. Worried that a burglary had taken place, they contacted the RA. The RA granted them access "to verify the residents safety and if there had been a crime committed," investigator Richard Diaz wrote.

Once in the common area, they saw FIU student Prince Matt. Diaz wrote, "a strong smell of marijuana eminated from his room. Once inside, in plain view, were approximately six stems of suspected marijuana."

After a field test, Diaz said, "Matt observed the evidence and immediately, spontaneously stated that the marijuana was his."

Editorial comment No. 1: So bad luck tipped up on Matt the way it used to on Leon Spinks. Search YouTube for Richard Pryor, Leon Spinks and cocaine for a link to the routine I would include or link to but can't because of language.

Thursday, investigator Kenneth Manuel writes, "Mr. George Hauptmann called and advised that his son, Caylin, was coming to FIUPD to pick up his United States Postal Service Priority Mail package (box). However, Mr. George Hauptmann was concerned that his son, Calyn, had to come to FIUPD to pick up a package that was sent by his mother and addressed to Caylin. Mr. Hauptmann was informed about the circumstances of the package and that Caylin would have to come to FIUPD to pick it up. Caylin never responded to FIUPD to pick up his package."

Next day, Manuel writes, at 5:17 in the afternoon, "Mr. George Hauptmann called again on behalf of his son, Caylin Hauptmann, in regards to his United States Postal Service Priority Mail package (box) address (sp) to Caylin. Mr. Hauptmann said that he (Caylin) did not want the package because it was tampered with or does not want anything to do with the package reference, his chance of being drafted in the NFL. At this time, Mr. Hauptmann stated that we (FIUPD) could take sole custody of the pacakge or return it to University Park Tower, where it was delivered to."

FIUPD took the package. An inventory of the box totalled 1. Five micellaneous bags of chips. 2. Two photos. 3. One card. 4. One check from George Hauptmann for $575 5. "Approximate one gram of Medical Cannabis (Indica)."

Editorial comment 2: One gram? A quick canvas of my comrades more experienced in this kind of personal recreation say either a) that's barely enough to roll a joint or b) three or four joints. And that's what was giving off all this strong smell?

According to an FIU Police Department spokesman, FIU's former starting left tackle was never in custody of any law enforcement agency.


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Sounds like Prince Matt got the shaft!!! Why would PARENTS be sending their kid marijuana?? AND through the US POSTAL SERVICE?? No wonder Hauptmann was always jumping off sides...happened at least once a game!!!

Clearly a Miami Herald conspiracy to make FIU look bad. The Miami Herald clearly bribed the RA and the FIU police to manufacture these charges. There was no marijuana. Period. And there has never been marijuana at FIU (that only happens at every other college/university). DJN knows that this was manufactured by The Herald and he is complicit in this grand scheme to make UM look better. I have a feeling that they probably purchased the marijuana at UM and Buc Nasty trasported it to Sweetwater. Question is did DJN do anything other than report the facts? We will never know.

Practicing my best BGH impersonation here. Is this about right BGH and the rest of the conspiracy theorists out there? Or are you just going to say that it should not be reported at all by DJN?

By the way, I'm almost certain that marijuana is being used at just about every college in America (and the rest of the world). I realize that marijuana is actually a bad drug (despite the myth out there that it is less harmful and addictive that other drugs including alcohol), but the fact is that college students and football players at EVERY school are doing it! If this makes a university look bad, then higher education in general is in trouble. And yes there are some players at FIU (and UM, UF, FSU, etc.) that are lighting up this evening (if not right now). Can we move on.....

"despite the myth out there that it is less harmful and addictive that other drugs including alcohol"

Myths? Feel free to provide evidence that shows Marijuana is more harmful and addictive...

This blog should include 2 large photos of the package in question.

puff puff give.....puff puff give....don't f'up the rotation.......DJN hates us...waaaaaaa, waaaaa. Thanks for the update DJN.

You could smell a gram of medical stuff if it was fresh and just in a ziplock. Dumb.

But if what they found and arrested Prince for was six "stems" that's a travesty. Stems aren't illegal, they have the same THC content as hemp.

*according to comrades.

@come on man - I am not about to upload evidence and I don't care if you use pot/weed/MJ every day. I do not judge you. In fact, I believe it is time to legalize it just like alcohol. By the way, alcohol is also very harmful and can be addictive (and yes I do drink). Remember that there are different types of addictive properties and even recurring bad habits.

Believe as you see fit, but I urge you not to fool yourself into believing that it is not long term addictive nor dangerous. And I never said it is worse or more addictive than hard core drugs like cocaine. I have seen too much first hand evidence in my line of work. Look it up (start with marijuana toxicity and then work your way into marijuana abuse and addiction). Do this before you are marijuana "dumbed down" which happens more than you understand. But whatever, live your life as you see fit. Not judging you just spreading the word.

Legalize it!!!!

It come from da urf!!!

**** meant to say that there is a myth that pot is less dangerous than alcohol and not addictive nor bad for you. This myth is wrong. But I don't believe it to be worse than the other drugs, including alcohol, either. I am officially done now since this is a sports blog.


There are time inwhich we should try to be like UM.
National Champs; College World Series, etc...

There are times when we shouldn't:
Shapiro; Pell Grants; tuition costs; PEDs, etc...

But this is one time FIU should emulate UM. On Dec. 2012 UM implemented a special program to deal with students/athletes and Marijuana.

But under a pilot program created by University of Miami police and prosecutors, the teen is one of 80 so far who have entered a program mandating community service, fines and cooperation with law enforcement in exchange for no arrest.Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/12/15/3143770/um-offers-community-service-program.html#storylink=cpy

Now we know that the Olympic sports don't generate interest in your blog DJN as you stated in another post but apparently football and drugs move the needle.

Medical Indica is pretty stinky stuff. Tell Caylin's folks to vacuum seal it next time.

Thanks for the update DJN.

Vacuum seal...lol

I am just all LOL.

Seriously, who cares, let the guy smoke his ganja. Who gives a hoot?

Talk about parental guidance!!

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