People often make jokes about college campuses being home to drugged students or a party lifestyle, but at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, three fraternities have been suspended because of allegations of drug ring involvement.
A Dec. 18 report states that the three fraternities were suspended by the school for being linked to a drug trafficking ring. It’s believed that a large amount of drugs was then taken to three local college campuses for transport and distribution.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office indicated that the illegal drug activity had been happening since 2017. The U.S. attorney stated that there were several types of drugs funneled through the campuses including cocaine, marijuana and more. The prosecution believes that those drugs were then distributed across three campuses: Duke University, UNC-Chapel Hill and Appalachian State University.
How many people were involved in this trafficking ring?
So far, at least 21 people have been arrested and charged in relation to the investigation that was completed by the Orange County Sheriff’s Office and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. The three fraternities that were suspended include Phi Gamma Delta, Beta Theta Pi and Kappa Sigma.
The people accused in this case range in age from around 21 to 35. Interestingly, none of the people were students at UNC-Chapel Hill, even though the fraternities on the campus have been suspended.
If you’re accused of being part of a drug ring, it’s time to fight back
Allegations of being part of a drug ring are very serious. You could face heavy fines and time in prison. If you’re accused, take the accusations seriously and make sure you understand your rights.