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UC Santa Cruz Fraternity Suspended after Drug Bust

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. ― A fraternity at the University of California at Santa Cruz is suspending the campus chapter after three of its members and three sorority sisters were arrested in a major drug bust.

KNTV reports Wednesday that the Lambda Phi Epsilon fraternity posted a statement on its website, saying in part, the fraternity β€œwill be cooperating with the local authorities to understand what happened. The International Fraternity has placed the University of California, Santa Cruz chapter on a cease and desist, suspending all normal activity and chapter functions pending further investigation.”

Authorities say the six students were arrested Friday on suspicion of running a drug ring that uncovered more than $100,000 worth of MDMA, more commonly known as Ecstasy or Molly. Authorities found the drugs after serving search warrants at three Santa Cruz homes.

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