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A network of young, white and thoroughly privileged people ran a drug ring that included cocaine, marijuana and pills in Charleston, South Carolina. It all went down near the campus of the College of Charleston. 

Reports Raw Story:

The ring had been “hiding in plain sight” for years with wealthy young drug dealers — some of them fraternity members — profiting off the area’s booze and drug-filled college town culture. But the ring was sophisticated and large, with different dealers focusing on specific substances. In a raid executed in relation to a connected murder, police turned up $214,000 in cash.

Samantha Hincks, 26; Daniel Katko, 25; Zackery Kligman, 24; Robert Liljeberg, 22; Benjamin Nauss, 23; Jake Poeschek, 21; Jonathan Reams, 19; Michael Schmidt, 21; and Christopher Sliker, 22, were all arrested as part of the drug ring, the Post and Courier reports.

The dealers operated steps away from the College of Charleston campus out of multi-million dollar homes, with students and former students packaging pills with a factory-grade press and ingredients bought online. They found drugs via a variety of online and street sources, then found thousands of buyers by way of the college’s downtown night life.

Social media accounts for the dealers show them on private planes and enjoying pricey restaurants, the Post and Courier reports.

If this was a historically Black fraternity, you can bet it would be a national story.

Oh yeah, they held parties that included Xanax punch and used pledges as drug mules.

Damn right we’re going to use their mugshots.


Photo: Charleston PD