Band: Student drug incident
Monday, 24 October 2011 16:18
Two band students are in hot water over drug possession
Atlanta - The Vanguard received several anonymous tips on Saturday after an incident occured involving two Jaguar band members at USA’s away game in Atlanta.
The away game is the first the band has traveled on since the programs inception in 2008.
The band accompanied the football team to face Georgia State University and performed at the CNN center.
The two students were allegedly caught with drugs by band directer Ward Miller. Miller has not confirmed this to The Vanguard.
Initially believed they had been in possession of marijuana, it was later confirmed to be cocaine by someone familiar with the investigation.
Director of Public Relations Keith Ayers was unaware of the incident intitally and upon further investigation would only officially divugle that they were in possession of a “controlled substance.”
Ayers would also not release the students’ identities as per University policy.
The two band members were not allowed to participate in Saturday’s game and were escorted back to Mobile with police.
Officers from USAPD attend all away games with the team.
More details of this story will be released as The Vanguard learns of them via our website, thevanguardonline.com.