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7th, 8th Person Charged in TCU Drug Bust

Total number of defendants now at 8



    7th, 8th Person Charged in TCU Drug Bust
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    More expected to be charged.

    The Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney's Office formally charged two more people Friday morning in connection with a drug investigation at Texas Christian University.

    Earl Patrick Burke and Eric Lodge are the latest to be charged. They bring the total number of defendants to eight.

    •Earl Patrick Burke, 21, of Fort Worth, has been charged with delivery of alprazolam, more than 28 grams but less than 200 grams – a second degree felony punishable by 2 to 20 years in prison. He was also charged with two cases of delivery of alprazolam, less than 28 grams – each case is a third degree felony punishable up to 180 days to two years in a state jail facility. Additionally, he was charged with possessing less than 28 grams of alprazolam, a Class A misdemeanor, and possessing a usable quantity of marijuana of two ounces or less, a Class B misdemeanor.

    •Eric Lodge, 22, of Fort Worth, was charged with possession of alprazolam, less than 28 grams – a class A misdemeanor.

    Fort Worth police documents indicate that as many as 10 more arrests are possible and that the investigation is not over, but a police spokesman also declined to comment on the investigation Wednesday.

    Six others were charged Wednesdayand Thursday.

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