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Cops arrest 6 in FADE app drug bust

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FADE app logo.

Police arrested six people, including two Chico State students, Oct. 30 using the popular social media app “FADE.”

Agents in the Butte Interagency Narcotics Task Force working with Chico Police Department conducted undercover sting operations around south campus to catch individuals allegedly selling drugs, according to a press release. Investigators arranged meetings through app.

Those arrested were:

  • Phillip Wayne Baker, 20 year old Chico resident and Butte College student was arrested for the sale of marijuana, transportation of marijuana, and driving while a suspended drivers license. He was booked at the Butte County Jail. His bail was $31,000.
  • Ellis James Lindenthal, 18 year old Chico resident and Chico State student was arrested for possession the sale of marijuana and transportation of marijuana. He was booked at the Butte County Jail. His bail was $30,000.
  • Wesly Keith Murphy, 19 year old Chico resident and Chico State student was arrested for criminal conspiracy. He was booked at the Butte County Jail. His bail was $15,000.
  • David James Ocallaghan, 22 year old Chico resident and Butte College student was arrested for the sale of marijuana. He was booked at the Butte County Jail. His bail was $15,000.
  • Geoffrey Tyler O’Brien, 19 year old Orland resident was arrested for the sale of MDMA. He was booked at the Butte County Jail. His bail was $15,000.
  • Kenyatta Eric Traylor, 19 year old Berkeley resident was arrested for the sale MDMA, possession of cocaine for sale, transportation of cocaine and MDMA, possession of a controlled substance while armed with a firearm, and possession of a loaded firearm in public. He was booked at the Butte County Jail. His bail was $63,000.

Joe Wills, Chico State spokesman said it is too early in the investigation to determine what kind of disciplinary action these students will, if any at all.

“Many factors play into whether a student will face some kind of judicial action by the campus,” he said. “Like whether this person put other students in the way of harm, the severity of the crimes committed, things like that.”

With a few exceptions, most of the actions taken against a student are confidential, he said.

Butte County District Attorney Mike Ramsey was not available for comment on the pending legal action against the students.

David McVicker can be reached at [email protected] or @DavidPMcVicker on Twitter.

 

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