Probation for 2 Arrested in Georgetown Drug Bust

Friday, Mar 18, 2011  |  Updated 10:45 PM EDT
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Georgetown University Drug Lab Bust

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Derrick Ward reports that a lab to make DMT was found in a freshman dorm at Georgetown University.
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Two students arrested at Georgetown University for creating a drug lab in a dorm room will spend three years on probation and perform community service.

Charles Smith and John Perrone were sentenced in federal court in Washington on Friday. Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly sentenced the pair to six months in jail, but suspended the sentence and ordered them to complete three years on probation and 200 hours of community service. The two Andover, Mass. students pleaded guilty in February to manufacturing the illegal hallucinogen DMT. The sentence was recommended by prosecutors and the teens' attorneys.

At the time of their arrest, Smith was a freshman at Georgetown and Perrone was a freshman at the University of Richmond.

DMT is a hallucinogen said to produce visions of alien encounters and light-at-the-end-of-the-tunnel experiences.

Government lawyers agreed to recommend that they be sentenced to a six-month suspended jail sentence. Under this plan, they will be put on probation and perform community service.


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