Tulane students arrested after allegedly accepting MDMA delivery at frat house

Nola.com has the Tulane story:

State Police say they were working alongside the Department of Homeland Security Customs and Border Protection as well as the U.S. Postal Service and learned of a package containing 107 grams of MDMA sent to the Kappa Sigma house in the 600 block of Broadway Street. In an affidavit, a state trooper reported that an undercover agent conducted a controlled delivery of MDMA to the house about 12:45 p.m. Friday. After Staib and Silverman accepted it, agents searched their bedrooms, court papers say.

Allegedly, in Staib’s bedroom there were 21.6 grams of marijuana, 68.7 grams of psilocybin mushrooms, 46 doses of LSD, .91 grams of DMT, 47.6 grams of opium and paraphernalia. Court papers allege that the MDMA was located in Silverman’s room, where there were also .75 grams of powdered cocaine, 11 doses of LSD, .25 grams of marijuana and paraphernalia.

Aside from possession with intent to distribute MDMA, Staib and Silverman were each booked with possession of LSD, possession of marijuana and unlawful use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

According to local wwltv.com, “investigators say a search of Kappa Sigma revealed a laundry list of illegal drugs with an approximate street value of $10,000.”

Rumors quickly swirled around Silk Road that this bust was another LuckyLucianno MDMA delivery gone bad (like last week’s Florida bust) but Lucky and a Silk Road administrator (Scout) denies Lucky had any deliveries to the Tulane area.

Kappa Sigma spokesperson Scott Bickford says the frat is “shocked and surprised” by the bust. The Silk Road community has reacted with an incredulous eye roll, with many Roaders saying the frat had to know about such a large collection. This was obviously not a collection for personal use. Other Tulane students interviewed for the story say they are not surprised.

At this point, there’s no solid link to Silk Road but it is being discussed on the site and in related forums. Silk Roaders suspect the shipment is connected to the Road chiefly because of the size.

Keep in mind that last week’s Florida bust would have stayed unconnected to Silk Road had Matthew Nelson not posted on the forums to warn others. Silk Road was never mentioned by the police or media.

Many Silk Road customers and vendors are taking this as yet another reminder to never sign for packages from the Road.

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