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New Jersey prep wrestling legend arrested on felony drug charges

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Andrew Campolattano lost just once in his entire New Jersey prep wrestling career. Over the weekend, he equaled that total off the mat, getting arrested on felony drug charges.

Campolattano and 15 others were charged on Friday with selling $13,500 in narcotics and an assault rifle to undercover Ohio police, according to nbc4i.com (h/t NJ.com).

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New Jersey prep wrestling legend Andrew Campolattano faces felony drug charges -- Newark Star-Ledger

New Jersey prep wrestling legend Andrew Campolattano faces felony drug charges -- Newark Star-Ledger

Here's the list of drugs those 16 individuals reportedly sold during 25 undercover stings:

  • 354.2 grams of marijuana ($4,500)
  • 200 hits of LSD ($2,000) and 200 hits of counterfeit LSD ($2,000)
  • 2.1 grams of counterfeit Ecstasy ($150) and 3 MDMA pills ($30)
  • 26.2 grams of bath salts ($2,600)
  • 27 pills of Oxycodone ($600)
  • 2.1 grams of THC Dabs ($100)
  • 1.6 grams of cocaine ($100)
  • 89.9 grams of Psilocyn mushrooms ($900)

In his prep wrestling career, Campolattano had almost as many victories as the number of grams allegedly sold by that group of 16 men and women mostly aged 19-21. At Bound Brook (N.J.) High from 2008-11, he finished 175-1 and became the second Garden State wrestler to win four straight state titles. His 175 wins and 116 pins both set state records.

Campolattano, 21, owned a 40-26 record while wrestling at 197 pounds for Ohio State University the past two seasons. He left the campus last week without withdrawing and has since been living with his older brother Michael in Orlando, Fla., NJ.com reported.

"My brother is not a drug dealer," Michael Campolattano told the online publication. "My brother has zero background of ever getting in trouble. He’s never even gotten a speeding ticket. He’s a good kid. He works really hard.

"We’re working on things. Anything that are facts, he’s going to figure out and face and anything that’s false we’re going to fight."

Ohio State University Police and the Franklin County Drug Task Force have conducted the ongoing investigation since April 2012, according to the report. The marijuana charges are punishable by 6-12 months of jail time and a $2,500 fine while the more severe drug charges bring those penalties to 18 months and $5,000.

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