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DMT and Meth Lab Found at Georgetown University

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Early this morning, slightly before 6 a.m., three males were arrested for suspected drug compounding at a dorm room in Harbin Hall at Georgetown University. Two of the males, at least 18 years of age were both attending Georgetown and the other was identified as a campus visitor. The two dorm-mates were arrested after a phone call was made to the police submitting that there was a foul smell coming from the dorm room of the two males. The two were first suspected of compounding meth, but later the drug was tested and came out positive for Dimethyltryptamine more commonly known as DMT. All three male individuals were charged with possession and distribution of methamphetamines which DMT is a needed component in the making of methamphetamines. Both drugs are illegal, and charges against the three men remain as methamphetamine possession/distribution charges and consequences. Seven students were suspected of being exposed, including two security officers of the campus. No injuries were reported however. The hall evacuated over four hundred people after the arrests were made to clear out all illegal substances, gather evidence and remove all individuals who could have been exposed to the drug. Federal as well as local agents are investigating the Harbin hall as well as other surrounding halls to try to collect evidence, question suspected involved individuals and make association busts if possible. A representative from Georgetown inquired that a statement would be released to press later today (Saturday, October 23) regarding the intricate situation.

Dimethyltryptamine is found in certain plants as well as in small traces of the human brain and body tissue as well as in other mammals. It is a naturally occurring substance that is released when we dream and is used mainly as a hallucinogenic. Massive releases of DMT in the brain prior to death or near death are said to be the near death experiences that have been reported. It has been used in modern and indigenous cultures as an ingestible psycadelic to provoke religious visions. It can be extracted or synthesized and is a white or clear color in a crystallized texture. DMT is sold on the illicit market as a pink, yellow or orange color and can be refined to its pure form by way of degradation. It can be inhaled, smoked, injected, or ingested orally. When inhaled or smoked, the smoke has been reported to be harsh and difficult to ingest in the lungs. DMT raises blood pressure, growth hormone blood levels body temperature, and heart rate as well as increases pupil diameter. It is a needed component in the making of methamphetamines. The drug has been ruled as a schedule I drug under the controlled substances act of 1970. In 2006 the Ayahuasca tea containing DMT became permitted to be imported and used for the Uniao do Vegetal (UDV) Church’s religious ceremonies under the Religious freedom and restoration act of 1993. In March 2009, a federal judge ruled in legal for members of the UDV in Ashland to import, distribute and brew Ayahuasca tea for religious ceremonies.

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