Students charged with drug trafficking

Two USF students have been charged with 24 counts of trafficking illegal drugs, including marijuana, LSD and opium.

Erick Romain, a student majoring in sociology, and Eric Tridas, a graduate student studying mechanical engineering, were arrested last Tuesday for drug possession with intent to sell.

Both men were listed as living at Cypress Run apartments off campus, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office arrest inquiry.

The arrests were filed under the same charge, and Tampa Police Department detectives are currently investigating the case. Details leading to the arrests could not be released, as the investigation is on-going.

According to the University Police (UP) Safety Report, last year there were 54 drug law-related UP arrests on and around campus – the highest cause of arrest after burglary.

Tridas was released from prison Friday and Romain remains in prison with bail set at $100,000.

– Staff report by Divya Kumar