Four ECU Students Arrested After Fraternity Drug Bust

Four East Carolina University students were arrested at a fraternity off-campus when authorities with a search warrant raided the house. The arrests happened Tuesday, April 10, at the Phi Kappa Tau house after a three-week investigation by a drug task force in Greenville, SC.

The officers seized 2,500 bars of Xanax and two shotguns at the house. Authorities also said marijuana was being sold from the house.

The national organization of Phi Kappa Tau suspended operations at its ECU chapter pending further investigation. The university is also reviewing the actions of the students involved.

The raid was just the latest trouble involving fraternities at ECU. Three other fraternities at the university have been shut down this year after hazing and alcohol violations. The actions were taken by the national organizations of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Tau Kappa Epsilon, and Delta Chi.

The four students arrested at the PKT house were:

Grant Swanner, 20
• PWISD Sch IV (3 Counts)
• Maintain Dwelling (3 Counts)
• Poss of alcohol underage
• Poss of Drug paraphernalia

Nolan Leonard, 19
• PWISD Sch IV
• Maintain Dwelling
• Poss of up to 1/2 oz of marijuana
• Poss drug paraphernalia

Jordan Kowalski, 20
• PWISD Marijuana
• Maintain Dwelling

William Carter, 20
• Poss Drug paraphernalia
• Poss alcohol under 21

 

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