A Fort Hays State University professor has been arrested on drug charges and placed on administrative leave.
According to the Hays Police Department, Bryan Bennett, assistant professor of political science, was arrested at 5:35 p.m. Dec. 6 in Rarick Hall on charges related to possession or intent to distribute marijuana.
Bennett has not yet been charged, but Ellis County Attorney Tom Drees said he is examining the case and expects to file charges by Friday.
He was arrested on suspicion of distribution of marijuana over 25 grams, distribution or possession with intent to distribute marijuana within 1,000 feet of a school, possession of drug paraphernalia, use of telecommunication device to facilitate drug transaction, no drug tax stamp and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Bennett bonded out of jail. Drees said a condition of the bond was that FHSU place him on administrative leave with pay and not be allowed on campus. Bennet’s biographical page on the FHSU website could not be accessed Wednesday morning.
Bennett is registered with the Kansas Supreme Court's Office of Attorney Registration, but listed as inactive.