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Fraternity members arrested on multiple drug charges

Yet another fraternity at East Carolina University (ECU) is facing disciplinary action due to the alleged activities of its members. Four members of Phi Kappa Tau are facing multiple criminal charges following a raid of their fraternity house. The Greenville Regional Drug Task Force obtained a search warrant, which was executed on April 10, on the house.

According to the task force, which includes local and campus police officers as well as state and federal agents, including representatives of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), agents found large quantities of Xanax as well as marijuana, which they say was being sold from the location. They also reportedly seized two shotguns and drug paraphernalia.

Three of the men (ages 19 and 20) are facing multiple charges including possession of a Schedule IV substance with intent to deliver or sell and maintaining a dwelling where illegal drugs are being used or sold, as well as possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and alcohol. All three has posted bond. The fourth man (whose age wasn't reported) was cited for underage possession of alcohol and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The Director of Greek Life at ECU contends that such activity isn't the norm for fraternities or sororities at the university. However, other fraternities at ECU are under multiyear closures (one of which has been closed indefinitely) following policy violations including hazing incidents. Phi Kappa Tau is under an interim suspension following the arrests.

Unfortunately, when our children go off to college, we can't be there to monitor their activity or the people with whom they're spending time. They can make poor decisions that can follow them for many years. If your child is facing drug or other criminal charges, it's essential to seek experienced legal guidance to help mitigate the impact on his or her future.

Source: The Reflector, "Police seize drugs, guns at frat house," Tyler Stocks, April 11, 2018

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