— The president of a University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
fraternity being investigated after a party there left
several people hospitalized and with memory lapses is facing
unrelated drug charges.
Epsilon president Thomas Kreinbring was charged Friday with
possession of a prescription drug without a valid
prescription, keeping a drug house and other charges, the
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported (http://bit.ly/1AWtgYb
complaint does not accuse Kreinbring of spiking drinks with
drugs at the Sept. 12 party. Chief Deputy Milwaukee County
District Attorney Kent Lovern said officials are still
attorney Daniel Adams told The Associated Press on Sunday
that he's dismayed by the media's rush to judgment and
confident Kreinbring will be vindicated once all the facts
to a criminal complaint, Kreinbring, 28, is accused of
possessing Adderall and marijuana. Adderall is used to treat
attention deficit disorder, but Kreinbring told police he
uses it and marijuana to help him study, according to the
said that if a roommate asked him for marijuana, he would
sell it without making a profit, according to the complaint.
began investigating the fraternity after several students
who attended the Sept. 12 party were left severely
intoxicated and with memory lapses. Police said three women
and one man were hospitalized.
to a search warrant affidavit, police got their first call
late Friday about an intoxicated woman at a dorm. Fifteen
minutes later, they were called about another woman who
could barely walk or speak. Both were hospitalized, and both
had a red X on their hands.
police were helping the second woman, they found a man with
a black X on his hand, who was vomiting.
told police he'd been at the Tau Kappa Epsilon house with a
female friend, who also had a red X on her hand. That woman,
who was not hospitalized, told police she had given drinks
to the man, according to the affidavit.
woman who required hospitalization was also found at the
attendees told police some cups were moved under the bar
while drinks were being mixed and that several shots of
vodka looked cloudy, according to the affidavit.
national Tau Kappa Epsilon organization has temporarily
suspended the local chapter. The university has suspended
the fraternity's affiliation while police investigate, a
spokesman told the newspaper.