Police Execute Search Warrant At Pitt State’s Sigma Chi Chapter, Arrest One Student

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Police in Pittsburg, Kansas executed a search warrant to investigate the suspected distribution of illegal drugs out of the Sigma Chi Fraternity at Pittsburg State University on Thursday, December 6. The fraternity house that was searched is located at 1714 S. Broadway Street in Pittsburg, Kansas.

According to the City of Pittsburg police department, authorities executed a search warrant of Sigma Chi on 9:10 a.m. on Thursday, December 6th, 2018, in cooperation with officers from the Pittsburg State University police. During the search, police reportedly discovered marijuana, amphetamines, and related drug paraphernalia.

After the execution of the search warrant, 19-year-old Kaleb M. Higginbotham was arrested without incident. Higginbotham is now facing charges of felony distribution of marijuana, felony possession of narcotics, felony possession of paraphernalia, misdemeanor possession of marijuana and a misdemeanor of drug paraphernalia.

Following his arrest, Higginbotham was taken to the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office jail where he was being on a $7,500 bond.

Jason Kegler, Assistant Vice President of PSU Student Life, says the University is prepared to take appropriate action once facts are known. “Administrators will review the circumstances once details are made available,” he said. “According to our conduct code, we’ll hold students and/or student organizations accountable if it can be ascertained that their behaviors have had a detrimental impact on the university’s educational mission.”

According to KOAM, Jason Kegler, the Assistant Vice President of PSU Student Life, said that Pittsburg State University is prepared to “take appropriate action once facts are known.”

“Administrators will review the circumstances once details are made available. According to our conduct code, we’ll hold students and/or student organizations accountable if it can be ascertained that their behaviors have had a detrimental impact on the university’s educational mission, Kegler said.

Investigating authorities have asked anyone with information about this case is to contact the Pittsburg Police Department at (620) 231-1700 or call (620) 231-TIPS (8477) as the investigation remains ongoing.

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