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SCAD student charged in drug bust

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

A student at Savannah College of Art and Design is facing felony charges after investigators say he was manufacturing dimethyltryptamine also known as DMT.

19 year old Alvin Joseph Wenzel was arrested after the Counter Narcotics Team found an inactive clandestine lab in an apartment on Barnard Street.

Crews evacuated the building and were on the scene late Friday night and early Saturday morning making sure the building was safe.

Some SCAD students that live on Barnard Street say they are not surprised this type of thing was going on. No one knew Wenzel personally but according to his Linked In page, he is studying film and television at SCAD.

The school released a statement saying:

"We were made aware of this investigation by the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department late Friday afternoon. SCAD will remain in contact with the police as this investigation continues," said Jose Mallabo, SCAD Spokesperson.  

Some students say it hits a little too close to home.

"I know these kinds of things happen here," said SCAD student Michelle Hernandez. "But I'm worried because I live here but it's not like I'm shocked."

She also says some people have been known people to sell drugs to help pay for tuition but no word yet on if Wenzel was actually selling it.

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