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Newsletter > September 2008 > "DRUG BUST AT SAN DIEGO STATE"
DRUG BUST AT SAN DIEGO STATE
Tim Burke, Manley Burke, email@example.com
On Sunday morning, May 6, 2007, Jenny Poliakoff, a freshman member of Alpha Phi at San Diego State, was found dead in her apartment. The medical examiner subsequently found her death to be due to a combination of drugs and alcohol poisoning.
One year to the day later the results of a massive drug investigation triggered by Jenny’s death were unveiled. 95 students were arrested; 33 charged with felonies. Several fraternity houses were searched. Drugs and even guns were confiscated from those houses. The University quickly moved to suspend six fraternities.
Only time will tell what impact this investigation and the arrests that followed may have. It is possible that the ownership of the fraternity houses from which drugs had been sold could be lost. Those houses could be seized by the federal or state law enforcement officials because the property was used in the commission of a drug crime. It has been done before. In 1991, three fraternity houses at the University of Virginia were seized by the United States government because of drug sales. The only way the fraternities recovered their houses was to buy them back from the federal government.