New Orleans, La. - A drug bust at Tulane's off-campus Kappa Sigma house sends two students to jail.
State troopers say Jules Staib and Wyatt Silverman accepted a package containing ecstasy, not knowing they were accepting a package from law enforcement. Investigators say they found marijuana, cocaine, LSD, opium and mushrooms when they searched the house.
"As a matter of university policy, if there is any involvement by a Tulane student in non-academic misconduct, the student is required to go through a hearing process outlined in the Student Code of Conduct," says Tulane spokesman Michael Strecker.
FOX 8 received this news release from the Louisiana State Police Tuesday evening:
Louisiana State Police (LSP) Troopers assigned
to the Bureau of Investigations High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas Task
Force arrested two teenagers after an investigation that began in February
LSP, working in conjunction with the Department
of Homeland Security Customs and Boarder Protection and the US Postal Service,
was made aware of a package containing 107 grams of MDMA (also known as
Ecstasy) destined for 642 Broadway Street, New Orleans, LA. Troopers
delivered the package and arrested Jules Staib (W/M, age 19) of Baton Rouge, LA
and Wyatt Silverman (W/M, age 19) of Pittsburgh, PA on charges of Possession
with Intent to Distribute MDMA. Both individuals were booked into the
Orleans Parish Correctional Center. During a subsequent search, troopers
also seized 57 dosage units of LSD, 69 grams of Psilocybin Mushrooms, 48 grams
of Opium, 22 grams of Marijuana, .80 grams of Cocaine and .91 grams of DMT
(Dimethyltyptamine). The teens were also booked with Possession of
Illegal Narcotics Schedule I and Schedule II and Possession of Drug
Paraphernalia. The illegal narcotics have an estimated street value of
The High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas
(HIDTA) program enhances and coordinates drug control efforts among federal,
state and local law enforcement agencies. The program provides agencies with
coordination, equipment, technology, and additional resources to combat drug
trafficking and its harmful consequences in critical regions of the United
If anyone has information regarding suspicious
activity they are encouraged to contact Louisiana State Police Troopers
assigned to HIDTA at 504.840.1473.