Police: UGA professor sought 'happy' drug from student

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ATHENS, Ga. - A UGA psychology professor is facing multiple charges after he allegedly asked a student to bring him a prescription drug from out of the country.
 
UGA Police Chief Jimmy Williamson told Channel 2 Action News that Charles Lance found out that one of his students was going to Mexico for spring break.

In front of an entire class, Lance allegedly asked the female student if she could bring him back some Bupropion.
 
Lance described the prescription drug as the “the happy, horny, get skinny drug.”
 
Later, Lance allegedly again asked her to get the drug for him. He showed her the pill bottle and told her how to get it.
 
The student didn't get the drug and instead went to a university administrator and that administrator called UGA police to Investigate.
 
Police issued a search warrant on his office where they found other prescription drugs that were not in their original containers.
 
The university put Lance on administrative leave without pay depending the outcome of the Human Resources.  He was a tenured professor. 
 
Lance was charged with three counts of possession of prescription drugs not in proper container, one count of attempt to obtain dangerous drugs through fraudulent means.
 
Lance has not gone to the Athens Clarke County jail.