February 22, 2016
ISSUE | DRUGS A family ordeal I am the mother of a 22-year-old college student who attends a private university similar to Villanova. In January 2015, he tried LSD for the first time. The drug caused him to become manic and psychotic. He was hospitalized intermittently for months, and the recovery process has been prolonged. It has taken him a year to get back to school, and he is still on medication. I want to reach out to the parents of the Villanova students who took this drug ("Two held after LSD overdoses at Villanova," Feb. 16)
February 17, 2016 |
Two Villanova University students were in jail Monday in connection with LSD overdoses during the weekend at the Main Line campus, officials said. Four students, including one of those arrested, required hospital treatment for "drug-induced state," police said. Justin W. Yim, 18, of Douglaston, N.Y., was charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession with intent to deliver, use of drug paraphernalia, and related crimes. His roommate, Daniel Jin, 19, of Towaco, N.J., was charged with aggravated assault, harassment, disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest.
December 8, 2014 |
As the morning paper stated, the Grateful Dead were about to perform an eagerly awaited concert that night. For some Grateful Dead aficionados, a little LSD is often taken before the concert. So the local physicians were all prepared for an onslaught of concertgoers high on LSD. The local poison control center reported the facts to the local media that LSD is a common drug, readily obtained, and it produces agitation, confusion, bizarre movements, hallucinations, and sometimes violence.
September 25, 2014 |
THEY JOSTLED Dock Ellis awake around noon, the story goes, their voices shrill with anxiety. He was in Los Angeles and his team, the Pittsburgh Pirates, was in San Diego, playing that night. "You're pitching today," they yelped. "Noooo," Ellis moaned. "What happened to yesterday?" Yesterday was an off day, so he'd gotten permission to go home, to Gardena, Calif. Took some LSD, hopped into a rental car, knowing the drug would kick in when he got to Los Angeles. Took some more when he got there, making everything seem kinder, gentler, swirling in a technicolor glaze.
November 29, 2012
EASTON, Pa. - Two Pennsylvania brothers who were rushed to a hospital in September inadvertently took liquid LSD from a bottle of breath-mint drops they found on the ground near their home, authorities said Wednesday. The boys, 7 and 10, were foaming at the mouth and hallucinating after arriving at Bangor Elementary School on Sept. 24, Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli said. They were hospitalized and released the following day. Investigators could not get fingerprints from the bottle to trace it, Morganelli said.
October 10, 2012 |
MOBILE, Ala. - A nude University of South Alabama freshman had taken LSD and assaulted others before he chased the campus police officer who fatally shot him, authorities said Tuesday, though the student wasn't armed and didn't touch the officer. Mobile County Sheriff Sam Cochran said at a news conference that Gil Collar, 18, took the potent hallucinogen during a music festival Saturday before assaulting two people in vehicles and attempting to bite a woman's arm. Authorities said Collar then went to the campus police headquarters, where he was shot by university police officer Trevis Austin.
October 2, 2012 |
WHILE THOUSANDS gathered at a rally for Jesus on Independence Mall on Sunday, psychedelic Jesus blotter paper was on sale at an entirely different sort of gathering on the University of Pennsylvania campus. Psychedemia, a three-day academic conference on "visionary art and psychedelic culture," brought several hundred researchers, artists and students to Penn over the weekend to discuss the evolving state of psychedelics in the world. And although the event did feature tables filled with inactive LSD blotter paper, vivid paintings of shamans and dragons and plenty of people with dreadlocked hair, tied-dyed shirts and conspiracy theories, it was the hard science behind recent psychedelic research that helped the conference get the approval of Penn's Perelman School of Medicine.
May 31, 2012 |
This story has been updated. A naked man shot and killed by Miami police on Saturday when he reportedly refused to stop eating the face of another man wearing only a shirt may have been high on bath salts. Police have theorized that the "cannibal man," Rudy Eugene, may have been hallucinating as a result of a drug-induced mania, according to reports. Eugene may have suffered from an overdose of bath salts, which some have described as the "new LSD" and are pushed as having properties similar to cocaine and methamphetamine on users, reports said.
May 30, 2012 |
IT TOOK A POLICE battering ram to bust down the door of the West Philadelphia apartment. Once inside, police discovered a colorful cache of psychedelic drugs — enough LSD to open thousands of "doors of perception" for six to eight hours at a time. The Jan. 31 raid appeared to be a true flashback to a bygone era, with the federal Drug Enforcement Administration calling the 9,500 hits of LSD on tie-dyed images of Homer Simpson and Jerry Garcia an "anomaly" in Philadelphia.
February 10, 2012 |
SAN JOSE, Calif. - He had smoked pot and dropped LSD. He could be a pain to work with. He twisted the truth at times. Yet according to an FBI background file released Thursday, Apple cofounder and former CEO Steve Jobs would still have made a fine presidential appointee. The 1991 background check was conducted when President George H.W. Bush was considering Jobs for a spot on the President's Export Council, a position he did not get. And while the file contains little information about Jobs not already made public, the interviews conducted when Jobs first left Apple to start his own company provide a fresh and at times humorous sketch of the tech icon who died of cancer last fall.