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US prosecutors have charged 21 people, including current and former university students, with operating a cross-country drug ring within fraternities. Officials in North Carolina allege that the fraternities, which are male student social clubs, trafficked huge quantities of drugs from California. Prosecutors say the group "poisoned" other students at events and parties with a large variety of illegal drugs. Those arrested range in age from 21 to 35, prosecutors said.
Seven have already pleaded guilty to some of the charges. Officials say many of the drug deals were conducted behind closed doors in fraternity houses - "frat houses" - and involved the sale of cannabis, cocaine, LSD, ecstasy, mushrooms, steroids, human growth hormones and other street drugs.
Among the charges they face are conspiracy to distribute cocaine, conspiracy to distribute marijuana and and distribution of a controlled substance within 1, feet m of a public or private college or university.
The investigation began in , with prosecutors later finding that drug sales were being conducted within the Gamma Delta, Kappa Sigma and Beta Theta Pi fraternity groups. According to officials, 22 Phi Gamma Delta "pledges" - younger students seeking initiation into the group - pooled their money together one year to buy an ounce of cocaine for a spring break vacation.
The charging document alleges that between March and March , the supplier in California shipped two kilos of cocaine and lbs of marijuana each week to the group in North Carolina. All three of the universities involved have vowed to assist investigators. The three fraternities have all released statements promising to hold able any members who were involved. How US fraternities and sororities are coping with virus. US college 'rape attic' fraternities disband. The deadly problem with US fraternities.
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