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UGA student stabbed during drug deal gone bad

Updated: Nov 1

By Joe Johnson

A University of Georgia student reportedly was stabbed by another student early Tuesday during a purported drug deal at an Athens apartments complex.

According to police, county officers responded at about 12:17 a.m. to Waterbury Apartments on College Station Road to investigate a reported stabbing.

Upon arrival they found that the victim had been stabbed multiple times.

"Officers learned that the victim was selling a quantity of marijuana to the suspect," Athens-Clarke County police said. "An altercation ensued, resulting in the victim being stabbed multiple times. The suspect then fled with the marijuana."

Officers from the University of Georgia Police Department located and arrested the suspect near the incident location.

ACCPD Lt. Jody Thompson said both the victim and suspect were UGA students.

The suspect, 20-year-old Felix Nguyen of Lawrenceville was charged with aggravated assault, armed robbery, and possession with intent to distribute marijuana.

The victim is was in stable condition and expected to survive, police said.

The investigation is ongoing, and police asked for anyone with information regarding this incident to contact Detective Lister at 762-400-7333


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