Triton College Police Department

 

Possession and Sale of Drugs & Alcohol

According to the Triton College Student Handbook:  The use of alcohol at college functions is inconsistent with the institution's endorsement of the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendements of 1989 (Public Law 101-226).  Further the handbook cites:  No person under 21 years of age nor anyone who is under the influence of alcohol or dangerous substances or who is disorderly in conduct may serve, consume or dispense alcoholic beverages.

According to the Illinois Compiled Statutes Chapter 625 ILCS 5/11-502 a and b (Transportation or Possession of Alcoholic Liquor in a Motor Vehicle):  ...no driver may transport, carry, possess, or have alcoholic liquor within the passenger area of any motor vehicle upon a highway in this State except in the original container and with the seal unbroken...no passenger may carry, possess or have any alcoholic liquor within any passenger area of any motor vehicle upon a highway in this state...  A driver under 21 years of age who is convicted of this violation shall receive a suspension of their driving priviledges provided by paragraph 13 of subsection (a) of Section 6-206.  Also, anyone under 21 years of age will be subject to the Zero Tolerence Law (625 ILCS 5/11-501.8) meaning if stopped and in possession or transporting alcoholic liquor you are subject to the Implied Consent statute and subject to a suspension of your driving priviledges even though you might not be convicted in a court of law.

What sanctions can be imposed on a student in possession of alcohol or drugs on campus?  You will be subject to arrest and prosecution, and you will be subject to school disciplinary action. 

The Triton College Police Department enforces State Laws and College Rules and Regulations regarding drugs and alcohol.   We have a zero-tolerance philosophy.  Please be responsible and Say No to Drugs and Alcohol!