Volume 144, Number 3
September 18, 2009
University students charged with underage drinking at Sigma Phi Epsilon's "Pandamonium" fundraiser were exonerated Wednesday, Sept. 2. The fundraiser, held Feb. 27 at Big Andy's and intended to raise money to feed one panda for a full year, led to the arrests of more than 90 students. A district judge ruled that the evidence obtained by Liquor Control and Milton police was obtained unlawfully and therefore could not be presented in court.
Of the students charged, 76 so far have had their charges dismissed, 14 have pleaded "guilty" and paid their fines and between eight and 12 were not represented by attorneys and have not had their cases scheduled. Some students charged with disorderly conduct and public drunkenness will face hearings, and three students arrested prior to the raid still have their cases pending. (read more)