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Marijuana, cocaine found in Theta Chi house, IU student arrested for dealing

A 21-year-old IU student was arrested at the Theta Chi Fraternity house Thursday for dealing cocaine, marijuana and pills, Bloomington Police Department Sgt. Shane Rasche said.  

After a drug investigation that took several weeks, BPD detectives received a search warrant April 25 for the address where the alleged drug dealer, Jace Bixler, was living.

Police said while searching his room at 1440 North Jordan Avenue, which is the Theta Chi house, they found an open safe containing about $5,000 in cash, bags of marijuana, bags of cocaine, bags of unidentified pills and 44 THC vape cartridges.   Rasche said they found an estimated 9.1 ounces of marijuana and 2.3 ounces of cocaine.

Police found drugs on top of a small fridge and on top of the safe in the room. There was also a scale with some cocaine on it on top of the safe.

Officers found Bixler there and arrested him.

The IDS reached out for comment to the Interfraternity Council and did not recive an immediate response.

Bixler was put in jail early Friday morning on preliminary charges of possession of cocaine or narcotic, dealing in marijuana and two counts of dealing cocaine.

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