On Tuesday, February 7, 2023 shortly after 8:00 p.m. UW-Green Bay Police were dispatched to James Temp Hall, a student apartment building on the Green Bay campus, to check the welfare of a male who appeared under the influence and was pounding on doors repetitively. University Police located this male on the first floor of the building and began speaking with him, noting that he was exhibiting behavior consistent with someone under the influence of a controlled substance. Out of a backpack in this male’s possession, officers seized prescription medication, suspected marijuana, and suspected psilocybin mushrooms.
The male involved is an 18-year-old UW-Green Bay student. As Officers began attempts to conduct a search, a concealed firearm fell from the male onto the floor. Officers responded immediately by decentralizing the male which allowed officers to safely take the male into custody. While searching this male, an extended pistol magazine capable of holding 29 rounds was located. The seized .40S&W caliber firearm originated as a Polymer80 pistol blank, commonly referred to as a “Ghost Gun”.
This male was booked into the Brown County jail on multiple charges including carrying a concealed weapon, possession of a firearm while under the influence, and possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance.
The safety and security of our students is the single highest priority on our campus.