Students arrested on drug charges


Two Northwestern State University students were arrested at approximately 10 p.m. July 27 for alleged possession of drugs, one with intent to sell.

According to the Natchitoches Police Department, Braden Jett was arrested and charged with possession of schedule one drugs with intent to sell, possession of schedule two drugs with intent to sell, posession of schedule four drugs with intent to sell and possession of drugs. His bail was set at $10,000.

Austin Maxwell was arrested at the same time as Jett for possession of psilocybin mushrooms, and his bail was set at $5,000.

Both men are affiliated with NSU’s chapter of Sigma Nu, and the national fraternity provides the following statement:

“Sigma Nu Fraternity was made aware of the recent arrest of two Northwestern State University students who are members of the Mu Rho Chapter of Sigma Nu Fraternity at the University. The Fraternity has suspended the Fraternity membership of these two individuals, pending the outcome of applicable adjudication procedures.”

NSU is unable to provide information on the ongoing investigation at this time.

“We are cooperating with [Natchitoches] and University Police to determine any additional action that the university should take,” said Shayne Creppel, Director of Greek Life.

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