COLLEGE STATION, Texas - Two more men have been arrested in connection to the drugs found at the Sigma Nu Fraternity on the night one of its members died of an apparent drug overdose.
Thomas Emeterio, 21, and Aaron Spring, 20, were taken into custody on Monday; both men posted bail shortly after being arrested.
According to a probable cause statement, investigators found multiple items of drug paraphernalia in Emeterio's room including two grinders, "Zig Zag rolling papers and a glass jar that contained "fresh marijuana residue. They also found a prescription pill bottle with 4.8 grams of amphetamine, which is prescribed for the treatment of ADHD.
Authorities say some of the drugs found in Spring's room were secured in a case using a Master lock padlock and inside a freezer. They found the following drugs inside his room:
- < 0.1 gram of cocaine
- 37.8 grams of marijuana
- 1.3 grams of Psilocybin mushrooms
- 28.5 grams of THC extract
- 22.7 grams of Alprazolam (Xanax)
- 0.1 gram of Adderall
- 3.6 grams of suspected DMT (psychedelic)
Police also found $1,008 inside a backpack consisting of several smaller bills in Spring's room.
According to court records, Emeterio was charged with one count of a miscellaneous substance. Spring was charged with seven drug counts including two counts of possession of a controlled substance, three counts of manufacturing and delivery of a controlled substance and one count of possession of marijuana.
A total of 10 men face charges in connection to the drugs found at the Sigma Nu Fraternity house on August 20; four were taken into custody that night. Four more men have yet to be arrested.
The investigation into the death of Anton Gridnev continues. The local chapter has been suspended pending the outcome of the investigation.
Sigma Nu Fraternity, Inc. released the following statement after learning of the additional warrants:
"We remain deeply concerned by the criminal charges filed against a number of chapter members. All members are expected to fully comply with the law. The Fraternity continues to support, however possible, the investigation by local authorities and Texas A&M officials," said Brad Beacham, Executive Director of Sigma Nu Fraternity, Inc. "Once all information is known, the Fraternity will take appropriate action in accordance with fraternity principles and polices."
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