Sat Feb 18, 2012, 03:34 AM
MagickMuffin (7,493 posts)
YET Another Police STING: TCU students sold drugs to undercover officers during sting
Last edited Sat Feb 18, 2012, 03:52 AM - Edit history (1)
FORT WORTH -- Fifteen TCU students, including four members of the football team, were among 18 people arrested early Wednesday after a six-month drug sting in which deals allegedly went down everywhere from players' homes to a Hooters restaurant.
The fast-moving story took an unexpected turn late in the day when Fort Worth police said that an arrest warrant affidavit had mistakenly identified the wrong man, Austin Carpenter, and would be canceled.
In addition, TCU spokeswoman Lisa Albert said late Wednesday that only 15 of those arrested were actually registered for classes this semester.
The bust ensnared members of the Horned Frog football team, which recently celebrated an invitation to the Big 12 conference, and information in the documents revealed a surprise team-wide drug test on National Signing Day.
The players, two of them starters, were accused of selling marijuana to other students and teammates.
Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/2012/02/15/3736441/many-current-tcu-students-arrested.html#storylink=cpy
This has been REALLY big news here. The talking heads are such a-twitter about it all. This happened this past Wednesday.
Why you can even take a poll!
Would the drug busts influence your decision to attend or to let your child attend TCU?
Yes (35%, 3850 votes)
No (57%, 6294 votes)
Not yet (8%, 855 votes)
Total votes: 10999
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Response to MagickMuffin (Original post)
Sat Feb 18, 2012, 03:51 AM
MagickMuffin (7,493 posts)
1. Here's Channel 8's spin
Last edited Sat Feb 18, 2012, 03:53 AM - Edit history (1)
Texas Christian University officials, along with campus and Fort Worth police, have announced the arrest of 17 students accused of dealing drugs on and off campus.
At an on-campus news conference at 9:30 a.m., campus police Chief Steve McGee described this morning's arrests, saying Fort Worth police, armed with warrants, arrested 3 students on campus and 14 students off-campus.
Police also confirmed of those arrested, four are players on the TCU football team, 2 are young women and at least three fraternities are involved.
TCU Senior Eric Vant Westeinde said he, like most, had no idea about the arrests or the investigating leading up to them. He said this may be bad press for TCU in the short run, but believes the school is handling the issue correctly and professionally.
Police believe the students arrested have been dealing drugs independently of one another, that this is not one big drug ring.
Police said the drugs involved include cocaine, marijuana, ecstasy pills, Molly (the powdered form of ecstasy), acid and prescription drugs.
Yep, the Big Christian U, has a drug problem!