Southern students accused of selling drugs on campus
BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies said a month-long undercover investigation led them to arrest six Southern University students Friday for selling drugs on campus, and get an arrest warrant for a seventh person.
The students arrested include Brandon Wells, 19; Keith Jupiter, 22; Edward Paul Rideaux, 20; Joshua Watkins, 21; Trenton Nzekwesi, 22, and Devin Stampley, 20.
Casey Hicks with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office said undercover agents bought drugs from the suspects while they were on campus. Detectives said they learned Nzekwesi, Stampley and Watkins were roommates working together to sell drugs out of their on-campus dorm.
Deputies said a search of the dorm room found 55 grams, or about a tenth of a pound, of pre-packaged marijuana and two digital scales. They also said they found a pistol in Watkins' vehicle on the campus.
Narcotics investigators said Wells, Rideaux, and Jupiter allegedly operated alone.
Detectives also obtained an arrest warrant for Michael Richard, 28, AKA "Puppy," who they said isn't a student but was selling drugs on campus, and is still at large.
Anyone with information as to his whereabouts should call the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office at (225) 389-5000.
IMAGE: East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office