Former IFC president arrested for possession of cocaine
Former Interfraternity Council President and UCSU Legislative Council Vice President Christopher Kline is due to return to the Boulder County Jail on Thursday, Dec. 20.
Kline, 22, will report to the jail where charges against him will be filed.
Kline was arrested at 2:50 a.m. on Dec. 7 for possession of cocaine at the Delta Chi fraternity house when police arrived to investigate an unrelated assault case. Kline was booked into the Boulder County Jail about half an hour later, and bonded out at 7:58 a.m. the same day.
Kline was found with a bag of what later “tested presumptive positive for cocaine,” according to the police report written by arresting officer Steve Sanders.
Kline “attempted to kick the baggy with his right foot” and “then moved to the side and stood between Officer Arrigo and the small baggy,” according to the police report.
Kline was arrested for possession of a schedule two narcotic — a class four felony — and taken to the Boulder County Jail.
“The alleged conduct in this particular situation is of great concern,” said John Henderson, director of Greek Life. “Those who take on leadership positions, they really have a tremendous responsibility.”
Residents at Delta Chi said they were surprised to find Kline in police custody.
“I was extremely surprised to find Kline in handcuffs,” said Mason Cullen, sophomore psychology major and Delta Chi resident. “I had heard from a couple of my friends that he was the former IFC president.”
Cullen has lived at Delta Chi since the beginning of this school year. He said that he could only recall police presence one other time at Delta Chi, excepting scheduled walk-throughs for parties.
Cullen was one of the suspects in the assault case.
He exchanged words and fought with senior English major Matthew Lutey, after Lutey’s girlfriend dropped by Delta Chi, and “decided to go inside for a minute and say hi to a couple of old friends,” according to the police report.
Although accounts of the fight – including who attacked first – vary, all parties involved will not press charges.
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CORRECTION: Campus Press editors originally ran this story with Wednesday Dec. 12 as the charging date for Kline. The story has been updated with the correct information.