Wednesday, May 07, 2008

6 fraternities suspended in drug probe at San Diego State

The Greek system at San Diego State has taken a hit, so to speak. Luckily, the good guys - that would be SigEp - have not been implicated. Yet.
Authorities said some fraternity members openly dealt drugs, and that one sent a mass text message advertising special prices on cocaine. Two kilograms of cocaine were seized in all, along with 350 Ecstasy pills, marijuana, psychedelic mushrooms, hash oil, methamphetamine, illicit prescription drugs, several guns and at least $60,000 in cash, authorities said.

Profits may have been used to finance fraternity operations, according to an affidavit.
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The Greek system at San Diego State has about 3,000 students, but Fraternity Row plays an outsized role in campus life. It sits a block from Cox Arena, home to many college sporting events.
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Theta Chi has 131 chapters in the U.S. and Canada and more than 161,000 initiates. It was founded in 1856.

Besides Theta Chi, the other suspended fraternities are Lambda Chi Alpha, Phi Kappa Psi, Phi Kappa Theta, Sigma Alpha Epsilon and Sigma Alpha Mu.
Financing chapter operations by dealing coke and ex pays better than bake sales and car washes, and you don't have to hound the brothers to pay their dues.

6 fraternities suspended in drug probe at San Diego State U. - Yahoo! News