UCF student arrested on charges of drug trafficking

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ORLANDO, Fla. —

A University of Central Florida student was picked up by U.S. marshals Monday on allegations of drug trafficking.

Sebastien Salzmann was ranked as the 12th best tennis recruit in Florida in 2009 with a commitment to play at UCF.

Now, federal agents say he is a drug trafficker.

Salzmann's college roommate said he had no idea Salzmann had been picked up by U.S. marshals.

The Drug Enforcement Administration got wind through a confidential source Salzmann was a known trafficker of a club drug with the street name "Molly."

It's a hallucinogenic drug similar to Ecstasy and is one of the ingredients found in "bath salt" drugs.

Attorney General Pam Bondi ordered an emergency ban on it in 2011.

Some UCF students said it is just as popular with students as marijuana.

Federal agents set up a buy using a confidential informant. They said Salzmann ordered more than a kilogram of the drug from China online. He had it shipped to a friend's duplex near campus while Salzmann was in Arizona.

Salzmann's roommate said he was at a tennis tournament in Arizona.

Salzmann played at UCF in the 2009 season and now plays on the UCF club team.

He is out on a $50,000 bond.

UCF said he is a senior biology major and is waiting for more information about his arrest.