Editor’s note: This story was revised at 2:20 a.m. Dec. 15. to correct J.C. Williams’ title to assistant chief of police.
Police on Monday arrested at least seven men, two confirmed to be TCU students, found in possession of 7 pounds of marijuana, assorted prescription medication, three weapons and $20,000 in cash, police said.
Among the weapons seized were an AK-47 assault rifle and one handgun with obliterated serial numbers, according to Fort Worth Police.
Different Fort Worth Police units – Narcotic Section, SWAT, as well as South and Central “Zero Tolerance” teams – worked jointly with TCU Police in the operation, Sgt. Pedro Criado, Fort Worth Police spokesman, wrote in an e-mail.
“TCU always fully cooperates with and supports Fort Worth Police on investigations involving our campus or students,” according to a university statement. “Any student in violation of a law or the Student Code of Conduct and are subject to a range of disciplinary actions from probation to expulsion.”
Six Fort Worth and campus police officers on Monday morning arrested a GrandMarc resident in connection with drug possession, police said.
It is unclear whether this arrest was part of the drug bust.
TCU Police Sgt. Alvin Allcon said Monday morning that the student was arrested on charges of what Allcon described as misdemeanor drug possession, but he declined to say what was the substance and the amount.
Some police officers participating in the arrest wore vests and other gear. TCU Assistant Chief of Police J.C. Williams said it is standard procedure for city police to wear special gear in drug-related arrests.
Police received a call earlier on Monday expressing concern about the welfare of the GrandMarc student who was arrested, Allcon said. He said he didn’t know who made the call and declined to say what was the concern expressed by the caller.
The student was sleeping when police arrived, Allcon said. The student was to be transported to the Tarrant County Jail.
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