Feds Bust Major Drug Ring at Duke, UNC & Appalachian State

DURHAM, NC, USA - AUGUST 8: Duke University Chapel on August 8, 2019 at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.

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Federal authorities have broken up a major drug ring at three major universities across North Carolina — Duke University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Appalachian State University.

Per a press release, the drug operation has hauled in more than $1.5 million over the past three years.

21 members of the drug ring have been arrested for their roles in the operation and were members of the Phi Gamma Delta, Kappa Sigma, and Beta Theta Pi fraternities.

“This is a large drug network and supply chain fueling a drug culture at fraternities and within these universities and around these universities and towns,” Matthew Martin, US Attorney for the Middle District of North Carolina, told reporters at a press conference, via WRAL-TV.

“This is not a situation where you have single users, where you have single users, where you have a 19-year-old sipping a beer, where you have someone taking a puff of a joint on the back porch of a frat house. These are 21 hardened drug dealers.”

Among the drugs were thousands of pounds of marijuana, hundreds of kilos of cocaine, and other drugs like LSD and human growth hormones.

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