An investigation following a recent house fire in Krum has led to the arrest of a second Krum High School student and football player, officials said.
Dylan Wayne Coffin was booked into Denton County Jail on Wednesday afternoon on a charge of possession of a controlled substance penalty group two — more than 4 grams and less than 400 — with intent to deliver. His bond is set at $200,000.
Coffin’s friend and former teammate, William “Caz” Wojciak, is also facing the same drug charge in addition to a burglary with intent-arson charge after officials linked him to a fire at the home of Krum school board member Donna Hooper earlier this month. Wojciak’s total bond is now $550,000.
Two days after the fire destroyed Hooper’s home, the Denton County Sheriff’s Office investigated reports that Wojciak, 18, and Coffin, 17, were allegedly involved in planning a shooting at the Krum homecoming celebration, said Sgt. Larry Kish in a previous interview. Documents show the pair were detained by law enforcement and later released.
According to court records, while investigators were at Wojciak’s residence on a warrant arrest, officials observed Coffin in Wojciak‘s bedroom with bloodshot eyes and a haze of a unique smell.
Christina Kruse, a spokeswoman for the Krum school district, said Coffin has been a student with the district since 2006.
Coffin’s attorney, Tim Powers, said the investigation into the allegations against his client is ongoing.
“The sheriff’s office has launched numerous investigations, all emanating from the tragic arson incident at the Hooper home earlier in the month,” Powers said. “These yet-to-be-proven allegations have no direct connection to the destruction of the Krum home.”
According to reports, officials said that cellphone data from both suspects’ phones shows they allegedly intended to sell and deliver drugs.
During Wojciak’s arrest, investigators obtained a search warrant for Wojciak’s home, according to a press release from the sheriff’s office.
While executing the search warrant, investigators allegedly located a large amount of controlled substances in addition to several guns, drug paraphernalia, pawn receipts, a laptop and a phone.
Denton County Sheriff William Travis said the investigation is still unfolding.
Staff Writer Britney Tabor contributed to this report.
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