UPDATE: Two arrested at former fraternity house; building closed

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UPDATE 5/31/17 @ 5:55 p.m.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Marshall University say two people arrested at a former fraternity house had ties to the university.

Andrew Gifford, 23, and Eric Nguyen, 19, were arrested Wednesday.

Both are charged with possession with intent to deliver or manufacture a controlled substance. Gifford is also charged with conspiracy.

Marshall University officials say Nguyen was a student enrolled for classes in the fall. Gifford was a former student. He had been enrolled for classes in the 2016.

The school says the members of the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity voted at the end of April to surrender its charter to their national organization.

The chapter is no longer recognized as a student organization at Marshall.

HPD says they found four pounds of "high grade" marijuana during the raid.

Marshall University says in addition to any criminal charges those arrested may face, if they are students they also could be subject to sanctions from the university.

WSAZ has learned the building will be shut down because of numerous safety issues and code violations, and residents were given 24 hours to collect their things.

Gifford is being held at Western Regional Jail on a $125,000 bond.

Nguyen is being held on a $100,000 bond.



ORIGINAL STORY 5/31/17
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Huntington Police say two people have been arrested after a raid at a Marshall University fraternity house.

Andrew Gifford, 23, and Eric Nguyen, 19, were arrested Wednesday.

HPD says four pounds of "high grade" marijuana was found, along with cash and scales.

The arrests happened at a fraternity house in the 1400 block of 5th Avenue.

WSAZ has learned the building will be shut down because of numerous safety issues and code violations.

Everyone who lives at the house has 24 hours to get their belongings and leave.

There is no word if the two people arrested are students.

WSAZ has reached out to Marshall University for a statement.

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