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First case of 'LSD on steroids' found in Vicksburg, police say

By chillinwill, Mar 3, 2010 | Updated: Mar 4, 2010 | | |
  1. chillinwill
    A routine traffic stop Tuesday led to the city’s first discovery of a narcotic referred to as “LSD on steroids,” police said.

    “We have not heard of it nor seen it in Vicksburg before,” said police Chief Walter Armstrong. “It was in a crystal form.”

    Patrick Andrew Traylor, 21, 3424 Drummond St., was charged with possession of a controlled substance in the 3300 block of Drummond Street near National Street at 5:52 p.m. after the traffic stop.

    Police found the drug, a hallucinogen called dimethyltryptamine or DMT, in his car, Vicksburg police Sgt. Sandra Williams said.

    Traylor had five grams with a street value of $2,000 on the front passenger seat of his vehicle, Armstrong said.

    A search of his home yielded three more grams, with a street value of $1,200.

    Usually seen as oil or crystals, the schedule 1 drug, which makes the offense a felony, is vaporized in a glass pipe or mixed in cigarettes with tobacco or marijuana.

    The drug is a derivative of plants including anadenanthera peregrina seeds and virola bark, which are found in South America and the West Indies. By the time it is used as a recreational drug, it is synthetic.

    “It’s more prevalent in California,” Armstrong said. “They often refer to it as ‘LSD on steroids.’ It’s pretty potent.”

    The chief said the drug is not volatile when manufactured.

    “It’s a natural psychodelic hallucinogen found in many plants,” said Armstrong.

    DMT changes from white to reddish-pink as it ages and smells like burning plastic when smoked. Hallucinations last about 30 minutes.

    DMT vapor produces a harsh feeling on the lungs, elevates blood pressure, heart rate, body temperature and dilates pupils.

    Sheriff Martin Pace said he has not seen the drug in Warren County.

    Traylor, who was on probation with the Mississippi Department of Corrections for a 2007 burglary conviction in Hinds County, was being held without bond today at the Warren County Jail.

    March 3, 2010
    The Vicksburg Post


  1. Dr_Janus
    Re: First case of 'LSD on steroids' found in Vicksburg, police sayA routine traffic s

    Hmmm, never heard of anything like this in the UK.
  2. Nnizzle
    OH RLY?? I didn't know extracting naturally occurring tryptamines made them synthetic. Or that psychodelic was a word.
  3. Dr. Jackal
    That seems illogical. All of the chemistry text books that my Fruit Bat has read make a distinction between extraction and synthesis (which is reproducible, reliable, and established to work in multiple laboratories).

    But the news article says otherwise. My Fruit Bat guesses that he is simply not meant to question the article. :rolleyes:
  4. Arkero
    The title quote on this makes someone laugh, wherever it came from. "LSD on steriods" .... it's like a drug ON a drug! What's next LSD on crack? Cannabis on caffeine? Benzos on booze? oh yeah it should be alliterative too...
  5. EyesOfTheWorld
    "they often refer to it as LSD on steroids" 5 grams have a street value of $2,000?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
  6. skellium
    Wow, that's a well-writton, well-reserched nuse artical if I've ever seen one.
  7. God hates me
    Who comes up with the street values? That must have been fucking bomb DMT if it was that expensive.
  8. shiva_master
    Bad timing for the fellow caught. Schedule I here in USA. Not sure what it is in the U.K.

    Either way drawing more attention to this chem is what got it illegal in the first place. Not LEO get to bust people and believe making it illegal was a good idea.

    Swim;s turtle's Executive figures this will be more common now sense it's on the RaDaR
  9. EyesOfTheWorld
    Plus the genius was just driving around with it sitting on his front seat? Sorry, but if one is transporting prison-term amounts of a drug, and they are already on parole/probation, they need to get mighty careful about where they put it. In plain view on the passenger seat, not so much.
  10. ninjaned
    How dare they slander DMT like that? It's an essential part of some religions, a useful took for self exploration and a good eye opener to some of the mysteries of the world. If they're gonna make it illegal, alright. That's fucked up, but it's been that way for a while, but don't try to write about what can't be explained except by experience.

    Also, LSD on steroids? Really? Two totally different(qualitatively and quantitatively) drugs. For one thing, one is a phenethylamine the other a tryptamine. Need I even go into half lives? Or pharmokinetic differences?
  11. Abrad
    LSD is neither a tryptamine or phenethylamine. It is an ergoline, but is much closer to being a tryptamine than a phenethylamine. Either way I take your point.
  12. shiva_master
    They need to slander it. Now that it is outlawed DMT and analogues, people caught will be made examples of. As well as making the war on drugs look better for LE.

    Come on man. A sheet is easy ass hell to hide. Agreed that dude could have put some thought into before transporting a Chem that is highly restriced.

    Swim would at least to try and find a way to create Plausible Deniability!
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