After an investigation into two fraternity chapters associated with Oswego State, the city of Oswego Police Department’s Anti-Crime Team arrested five students for the alleged sale and trafficking of illegal drugs.
On Oct. 28, a search warrant was executed at Delta Kappa Kappa, located at 86 Sheldon Ave.; Sigma Tau Chi was also under investigation, police said in a statement.
As a result of the investigation conducted by several divisions of the Oswego City Police cooperating with University Police and Border Patrol, $1,538 in cash, .5 ounces of powdered cocaine and .5 ounces of marijuana were seized, police said in a statement. Five students were also arrested in December.
Zachary Nielander, 22, of 22 West Eighth St., Apt. B5, was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree (felony) and was remanded to the Oswego County Correctional Facility.
Griffin Dault, 22, of 1 Lakeview Ave. upper apartment was charged with conspiracy in the second degree (felony) and is scheduled to appear on Jan. 5.
Nielander and Dault were allegedly trafficking and/or conspiring to traffic half a kilogram of powdered cocaine from Rochester to Oswego, police said in a statement.
Also charged was Thomas VonBraunsberg, 20, of 86 Sheldon Ave., with the unlawful possession of marijuana (violation) and possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree (misdemeanor). He is scheduled to appear in city court on Feb. 16.
James Salvato, 26, and Kyle McGrath, 21, of 86 Sheldon Ave. were each charged with unlawful possession of marijuana (violation). They are scheduled to appear on Feb. 16.
This article has been updated.