UC Santa Cruz and CNET investigation results in arrest of four students

Following a four-month joint investigation by UC Santa Cruz Police Department and members of the Santa Cruz County Narcotics Enforcement Team (CNET), police officers served search and arrest warrants this morning (Tuesday, February 18) at Porter College. Four UCSC students were arrested and booked into Santa Cruz County jail.

Officers seized psilocybin mushrooms, LSD, mescaline, hashish oil, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia in quantities consistent with a sales operation, police said.

All of the arrested students are freshmen living at Porter College. The names of those arrested and charges against them are as follows:

  • Trenton Rembert, 18, three counts of narcotic sales

  • Dennis Guiney, 19, one count of narcotic sales

  • Julian Nicholas Wong, 19, one count of narcotic sales; one count of conspiracy to commit narcotic sales

  • Grant Goodrich, 18, one count of possession of narcotics for sale

In accordance with UCSC's alcohol and drug policy, individuals found responsible for the sale or transfer of illegal drugs may be suspended or dismissed from the university, in addition to any criminal prosecution. Accordingly, the campus's Student Judicial Affairs Office has initiated its own investigation into the matter, and the university's housing contracts with these students are being terminated.