LINCOLN — Police ticketed the son of University of Nebraska President J.B. Milliken Friday for possession of marijuana.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln police issued the citation to James Milliken Jr., 20, for possessing 5 grams of marijuana and a glass pipe, said UNL Police Sgt. Dave Dibelka. The incident occurred at a parking garage on UNL’s city campus.
Because the marijuana weighed less than an ounce, the violation is considered an infraction. The infraction carries a $300 fine, and a judge could order Milliken to undergo up to 10 hours of education and counseling on substance abuse.
Milliken, a student at UNL, was cooperative after officers made contact with him on the top floor of a parking garage at 19th and Vine Streets, Dibelka said. He was released after officers gave him the ticket.
Police responded after 3 a.m. to a report of two suspicious males sitting in a car parked at the garage. When officers approached the car, the men got out and Milliken allegedly dropped the pipe over the ledge of the garage. Officers recovered the pipe and found a bag of marijuana in Milliken’s pocket, Dibelka said.
The man with Milliken was not cited, Dibelka said.
J.B. Milliken declined an opportunity to discuss the matter Friday.
“He does not want to comment on it,” said Sharon Stephan, vice president of university affairs.
The police sergeant said the last name of the suspect didn’t affect the outcome of the investigation.
“Our procedure is no different no matter who the person is,” Dibelka said.