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updated 12/7/2010 1:00:09 PM ET 2010-12-07T18:00:09

New York City authorities say five Columbia University students were charged with selling drugs on campus and at fraternity houses.

Special Narcotics Prosecutor Bridget Brennan and Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said Tuesday that the students and three off-campus suppliers have been arrested and indicted.

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Most of the sales took place at three fraternity houses; the students sold nearly $11,000 in drugs, authorities say.

"This is no way to work your way through college," Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly told the New York Daily News on Tuesday.

Arrested students were: Chris Coles, 20; Harrison David, 20; Adam Klein, 20; Jose Stephan Perez, 20; and Michael Wymbs, 22. All were expected to be arraigned Tuesday afternoon, according to the New York newspaper.

One of the off-campus suppliers plotted to kidnap a pair of rival cocaine traffickers, authorities say.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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