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NEW YORK — A Columbia University student accused of selling a prescription stimulant as part of a campus drug-dealing ring pleaded guilty Tuesday in an agreement that may spare him jail time and a felony record. Jose Stephan Perez, a published poet who held a prestigious scholarship when he and four fellow students were arrested last year, pleaded guilty Tuesday to a felony attempted drug possession charge. He’ll be allowed to withdraw that plea and plead guilty to a drug misdemeanor in a year if he performs 300 hours of community service, passes monthly drug tests and avoids getting arrested again