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TCU students face drug charges

Last Thursday, two students from Texas Christian University were charged with felony drug offenses, and a third man was charged on Friday. So far, police have charged seven individuals believed to have been involved in the sale of marijuana, prescription pills and other controlled substances.

Officer from Fort Worth and Texas Christian University on, twenty people were arrested in February on suspicion of selling drugs, primarily marijuana, to undercover officers.

During the February 15 sting, officers reportedly seized 2.7 pounds of marijuana, 1.5 ounces of prescription pills and controlled substances, nine unidentified weapons, $46,243 in cash. The sting took place on and around the TCU campus.

Among the arrested was a 21-yearold Fort Worth man, who was charged with delivery of alprazolam (Xanax), a second degree felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison and a fine of $10,000. The 21-year-old man arrested on Friday was charged with delivery of between 28 and 200 grams of alprazolam, which could result in between 2 and 20 years in prison. He was also charged with two counts of delivering less than 28 grams of alprazolam, a third-degree felony, as well as two misdemeanor possession counts. Sources said he was the roommate of the Fort Worth man.

A 20-year-old Dallas man was charged with three counts of delivery of between a quarter-ounce and less than five pounds of marijuana in a drug-free zone, a third-degree felony which is punishable by up to 10 years imprisonment and a $10,000 fine. Sources said he was also charged with delivery of less than 28 grams of alprazolam in a drug free zone, a third-degree felony, as well as two misdemeanor possession counts.

A former TCU student received similar charges as a misdemeanor level.

Drug charges such as those faced by these young men are a serious matter, and can have a great impact on one's future. Those facing them typically consult an attorney to find out the best way to defend themselves and protect their rights.

Source: Star Telegram, "Seventh person charged in TCU drug sting," March 8, 2012.

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