Friday, October 29, 2010

Legality vs Inherent Rights.

Georgetown University dorm converted into drug lab to create DMT; three arrested in early a.m. bust

Sunday, October 24th 2010, 6:25 PM
Two Georgetown University students and one University of Richmond student were arrested after cops found a dorm room in Georgetown's Harbin Hall had been converted into a drug lab.
Two Georgetown University students and one University of Richmond student were arrested after cops found a dorm room in Georgetown's Harbin Hall had been converted into a drug lab.
Police arrested three college freshmen after campus cops discovered they had converted a Georgetown University dorm room into a clandestine drug lab.
Cops and school officials said the students were using the room to create dimethyltryptamine, or DMT, a powerful hallucinogenic that is said to cause visions of alien encounters and trigger horrific, near-death sensations.
Early reports misidentified the room, located on the top floor of Georgetown's Harbin Hall, as a methamphetamine lab.
Georgetown freshmen John Romano and Charles Smith and University of Richmond freshman John Perrone were arrested and charged with manufacturing a controlled substance, according to NBC Washington.
Cops busted the dorm room drug den after a Harbin resident called campus police at around 5 a.m. to report a strange odor coming from room 926 on the top floor of the residence.
More than 400 bleary-eyed students were forced to evacuate the building at around 6 a.m. on Saturday while police and safety officials swept the building with drug-sniffing dogs.
Once in the room, cops found a stash of sketchy-looking chemicals and materials, including a glass jar with an unidentified red substance, mason jars containing a clear liquid, a turkey baster and black suitcase reeking of a strong, chemical smell, NBC reported.
Seven people were reportedly tested for exposure to the toxins, which can be harmful if inhaled or exposed to skin. They were later cleared.
University spokeswoman Julie Green Bataille said that toxins from the room had not spread.
"It appears to be confined to that one room," she told The Washington Post. "It will have to be decontaminated."
Students were initially allowed back into the dorm at around 9 a.m. but were again forced to leave the building at around 10:45 a.m., according to campus newspaper The Hoya.
The drug bust doesnt exactly square with the University's preppy, popped-collar image.
The private Catholic school's campus sits on 104 acres among the cobblestone streets of one of Washington, D.C.'s most affluent neighborhoods.
Students at Georgetown are known for binge drinking and casual drug use, according to the Post, but hard drugs are less common.
"For this campus, this is very out of the norm," Kayla Bostwick, 18, a Harbin resident, told The Post. "This should not happen."
Romano, Smith and Perrone are looking at 20 years and fines up to $1 million if convicted, according to The Hoya.

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This pisses me off SO Much.  Firstly, that kids would be so stupid as to get caught doing this in a college dorm. Secondly, the Demonization of DMT that goes on in this article (by people who have no idea what it is, no less), and thirdly, that when you comment on the article, it cuts off after a certain point...but doesn't tell you it will cut off.

Anyway, please read, and comment on this if you have an opinion. NOT just a coment on my blog, but on the actual page.

Anyway, I promised I'll bring Mithridates back...and I will...but I have two tests and two papers coming up this weekend, so understand if it takes a little while (I also want to make sure I have my facts straight - when he invaded whom and such).