Police charge Penn State student with selling drugs from dorm room

A Penn State student is in the Centre County Correctional Facility after being accused of selling drugs out of his dorm room.

Austin Ross Querriera, 19, of Cranberry Township, was arrested Wednesday by State College police and charged with seven counts of possession with intent to deliver and two counts of criminal use of a communications facility — all felonies — and five misdemeanor possession charges, according to court documents.

A confidential informant told State College police in September that Querriera was selling “cocaine and other drugs” in the area, according to the criminal complaint. During two controlled buys at Sproul Hall on campus, where Querriera lives, informants purchased Xanax and marijuana wax from Querriera, police said.

According to police, a sandwich bag of marijuana and a scale containing “suspected marijuana residue” was also found during a search of Querriera’s dorm room.

Penn State spokeswoman Lisa Powers said in an email a student conduct hearing will be conducted when more information is available.

Querriera is held on $100,000 cash bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday.