On Tuesday, September 25th at 10 p.m., two LIU Post students were arrested on campus for allegedly selling and possessing a substantial amount of the drug known as Ecstasy. According to the Nassau County Police Department, Frank Catalano, 20, of Brooklyn and Ryan Sloane, 20, of Westbury were arrested by the department’s Asset Forfeiture Unit.
Both students are members of the Post baseball team. Sloane is a junior business major at Post and a pitcher for the Pioneers, and Catalano, also a junior business major, is an outfielder for the team.
The two students are being charged with a number of felonies, including second and third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, second-degree criminal possession of marijuana and fifth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance. The students were arraigned in the First District Court in Hempstead on Wednesday, September 26th.
Catalano and Sloane as well as their coach and lawyers did not respond to the Pioneer’s multiple requests for comment. According to Dr. William Gustafson, Associate Provost for Student Success, “We cannot comment directly on matters of student records or student conduct proceedings. LIU Post students who are members of our Athletic Program are also responsible for upholding the conduct policies of the Athletic Department and the NCAA.” The Pioneer staff will continue covering this story and will be posting a more detailed version on the Pioneer website. Visit www.postpioneer.wordpress.com through¬out the week for updates.