Former IU Student Charged For Dealing Drugs From Frat House
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- A former IU student faces multiple charges for dealing drugs out of the Tau Kappa Epsilon House.
Indiana University Campus Police Department says Levi Lewis of Greencastle sold pot and other drugs from his room at the TKE house. Separate searches of his car and bedroom in December 2017 turned up marijuana, cocaine, scales used for weighing drugs, and drug paraphernalia.
Lewis faces multiple charges, including dealing in marijuana and possession of marijuana and cocaine.
The Gamma-Kappa chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon was suspended by governing body TKE International on Feb. 8 for "violating their international bylaws and charter". At the time, neither TKE International nor IU offered specifics on those violations.
On Wednesday, TKE International acknowledged the link between Lewis' alleged drug-dealing activities and the closure of their IU chapter:
"When we were notified by Indiana University and IUPD regarding violations of TKE's Bylaws and Constitution, Tau Kappa Epsilon took immediate steps to uphold our values and principles through closing our Gamma-Kappa chapter."
IU says Lewis left the university at the start of the spring semester.
The school released the following statement following Lewis' arrest:
"Indiana University immediately acted to investigate the alleged behavior upon learning of it and worked to support the IU Police Department in determining the facts of the case. These are serious allegations not in line with the values of IU and certainly not acceptable for the safety and well-being of our students. We support the actions of TKE International in closing the chapter given the nature of these charges."
Lewis' first court appearance is set for March 14.
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