This archived article was written by: Seth Richards
The weekend of Sept. 24 and 25 was one that landed a USU Eastern student in jail and five other students issued judicial citations for alcohol and drinking on campus. Contrary to the rumors on campus the incident did not involve student-athlete(s).
Michael Valdez received a citation for having drug paraphernalia in his room after participating in setting off a fire alarm in residential life. He joined five of his friends where they consumed alcohol on USU Eastern property. left campus and returned to the student center with his girlfriend. After a heated exchange between the two, campus police were summoned and arrested Valdez and cited him for consumption, disorderly conduct and intoxication.
According of James Prettyman, campus police, he was taken to Carbon County Jail where he remained for two days. His girlfriend and four others were issued judicial citations for the alcohol and drinking involved on campus property.
Valdez will face student code of conduct charges next where he could be evicted from residential life and USU Eastern.