OSU student housing director suspended


COLUMBUS (AP) — An Ohio State spokeswoman said the university’s student housing director has been suspended with pay while officials look into police allegations that he possessed crystal methamphetamine.

Authorities say Franklin County deputy sheriffs found a bag containing an ounce of the highly addictive drug while searching the Columbus home of Ronald Kochendoerfer.

He was arrested Friday on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine and released Saturday morning. A court document shows he’s charged with felony drug possession.

Franklin County sheriff’s spokesman Steve Martin said deputies went to Kochendoerfer’s off-campus home as part of an investigation into drug smuggling at the county jail.

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