MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (WTNH) — Four Wesleyan students have been arrested after 11 students overdosed on drugs over the weekend. All 11 of those students are suspect of taking MDMA, or “Molly.” Two of the 11 are still hospitalized in critical condition.
The four are expected in court Wednesday if they do not make bond.
Twenty-one-year old Eric Lonergan, 20-year-old Andrew Olson, 21-year-old Zachary Kramer, and 20-year-old Rama Agha Al Nakib have been arrested in connection with the overdoses.
Lonergan is charged with possession of a controlled substance, and 16 counts of illegal obtaining or supplying of drugs. He’s being held on $100,000 bond.
Olson is charged with two counts of possession of a hallucinogen, and sale of hallucinogen. He’s being held on $150,000 for those charges.
Olson is also charged with possession of less than one-half ounce of marijuana, possession of marijuana with intent to sell, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He’s being held on $25,000 bond for those charges.
Kramer is charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a regulated substance, and possession of less than one-half ounce of marijuana. He’s being held on $75,000 bond.
Rama Agha Al Nakib is charged with three counts of possession of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell, and possession of drug paraphernalia. She is being held on $100,000 bond.
“All four were taken into custody . In addition, four search and seizure warrants were obtained by courts and executed in and around campus,” said Chief William
McKenna, Middletown Police Department.
All four suspects are scheduled to appear in court Wednesday unless they make bond.
Wesleyan University posted the following statement on its website Tuesday.
This evening Middletown Police arrested four Wesleyan students as a result of an investigation into the drug-related hospitalizations over the weekend. The University immediately suspended the students pending a formal hearing. We take very seriously allegations concerning the distribution of dangerous drugs, and the University will continue to cooperate with state and local officials. We will do everything we can to make our community as safe as possible.
We are relieved to know that all but two of the students hospitalized over the weekend have been released and are doing much better. And I am pleased to report that the two students who remain at Hartford Hospital have made progress. We continue to be hopeful about their recovery, and we ask you to keep them in your thoughts and prayers.
We are a community that values freedom. None of us want to see arrests on our campus, but even less do we want to see ambulances rushing from our residences with students whose lives are in danger.
Our community has been reminded these last few days of our fragility but also of our resiliency – of our fears but also of our care for one another.
Wesleyan is an extraordinary place of exuberant self-discovery and compassionate solidarity. May we continue to find joyful inspiration in a community that looks out for the well-being of all of its members.”