An IU student and member of Delta Tau Delta was arrested Tuesday for ordering and dealing large quantities of Xanax tablets shipped from Canada.
IU police officers arrested Andrew Thrall, 20, at the Alpha Chi Omega house at 1000 N. Jordan after a months-long investigation, IU Police Department Lt. Craig Munroe said.
The Drug Enforcement Administration and the U.S. Postal Service found that Thrall had been purchasing packages of Xanax tablets online using bit coins and shipping the drugs to the Alpha Chi Omega house. Munroe said Thrall’s “girlfriend, or at least an acquaintance” in Alpha Chi Omega would then deliver the package to Thrall, who lives in the Delta Tau Delta house at 1431 N. Jordan.
Tuesday, Thrall received a package of 1,000 tablets of Xanax shipped from Canada. Officers recovered the Xanax.
Following the arrest, police officers served a search warrant through the Delta Tau Delta house and found one capsule of ecstasy, a small amount of LSD and some marijuana edibles in Thrall’s room.
Police also found $2,000 in a safe in Thrall’s room, which he admitted was earned from selling the Xanax. Munroe ?said Thrall was making about $3 of profit from each tablet. Xanax, a brand of Alprazolam, is a drug that is typically prescribed to treat anxiety and panic disorder, according to the National Institutes of Health.
Thrall was charged with dealing a schedule IV drug, which is a level 3 felony in Indiana, and could result in three to 20 years in prison and a fine of $10,000.
After arresting Thrall, officers took him the IUPD station, and he was then booked into the Monroe County Correctional Center at about 1 p.m. that day, according to Monroe County Correctional Center Officer Justin Williams.
He was released on a $15,000 surety bond and $500 cash bail and is set to appear in court on Friday, Williams said.
Assistant Dean of Students Steve Veldkamp said the University has heard of an incident but has not yet received information from the Office of Student Ethics. If the incident is organizational in nature, Student Life and Learning will receive a report, Veldkamp said. If it is not, the Office of Student Ethics will handle the case.
“We have urged both the fraternity and sorority to cooperate fully in the investigation,” Veldkamp said.
Interfraternity Council President Sam Snemis, who is also a member and former president of Delta Tau Delta, said that he was unable to comment, as the investigation is ongoing.
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