Union College athlete arrested for drug trafficking

By: Katie Roach Email
By: Katie Roach Email

BARBOURVILLE, Ky (WYMT) - Police say it started as a welfare check that quickly led to several investigations.

Police in Barbourville arrested two people Monday for drug trafficking, one of them is a student at Union College.

Monday morning, the Barbourville Police received a call that a young child was not at school that day.

"As he arrived at the location he found that there was a trail of blood leading from the front door of the apartment, and the front door had been kicked in to the apartment," said Detective Steve Owens with the Barbourville Police Department.

Police say a home invasion the night before went unreported, and as they continued to gather details about the crime they decided to get a search warrant for the apartment which led to charges for the victim of the break-in.

Police say when they performed the search warrant they found several pounds of marijuana and close to $20,000 in cash.

"That would indicate a large trafficking that they would be involved in, that would not be small qualities here and there," said Owens.

Police also found anabolic steroids and drug packaging materials.

Police charged Frantzy Sejour with trafficking marijuana and a controlled substance.

Jessica Richardson was also charged with trafficking marijuana.

Sejour is a student and athlete at Union College. He previously played football, and is now on the track roster.

Sejour's child who police say was at home during the break-in is now with the mother.

Police say the investigation continues and they expect more arrests and charges.

School officials say they do not have enough information to speculate about Sejour's future as a student.

The released this statement:

"While it certainly doesn't diminish the seriousness of the charges, we are relieved that the arrest or the incidents leading up to it occurred of campus. The well being of our students is our top priority, and we are glad to report that our safe campus environment was never compromised.

As for the arrest itself, we are saddened and shocked, and the picture we have right now is void of many details. We trust our legal system and have faith that the outcome will serve justice and protect our community."

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