JPD's PROWL unit busts a new kind of lab

By chillinwill · Jul 30, 2009 · ·
  1. chillinwill
    Police say an anonymous tip alleging a possible meth lab at 2016 Tanglewood Drive in Jonesboro led JPD's PROWL unit to something many say they've never seen before.

    "This is not something that we want to see out on the street. We don't know how addictive it is, it's not something that's dealt with very often," said Jason Chester.

    PROWL unit member Jason Chester says at first, even they thought they were dealing with a meth lab, but Chester says the man they arrested, Tony Shimkus, advised the PROWL unit it wasn't what they thought. Officers learned they were dealing with Dimethyltryptamine--or DMT.

    "We began researching, calling, trying to network to see who knew something about this. Finally, we were able to establish that it is a schedule one, non narcotic drug," said Chester.

    Chester says DMT is a hallucinogen--similar to LSD in properties and affects it has on the body.

    "You can go out on your hour lunch, ingest this drug, have a high for approximately 30 to 45 minutes, and return to work as normal," said Chester.

    "It's because of that, Chester says, DMT is known as the business man's lunch--taking affect on the body within 30 to 45 seconds after being used. Chester says it's also a drug officials on the local and state level rarely, if ever, deal with.

    "From the DEA, they've only had 31 cases from 1999 to now involving this drug. The crime lab informed us this is the first DMT lab in the state of Arkansas.>

    Chester says there are approximately 20 different plants that contain DMT. He says it can take up to a month or more to make a very small amount of the drug. While JPD officers continue to learn more about the drug, Chester says they want to share what they're learning.

    "We're trying to just inform ourselves, and inform the public," said Chester.

    By Lauren Payne
    July 28, 2009

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  1. twoiko
    My God, seriously, these people need to stop overreacting to drugs they never encounter like this, they are known well enough to not be addictive, just like LSD or Psylocybin.

    I'm continually stunned to hear that it took them long enough to figure out it was even illegal in the first place. :confused: *facepalm*
  2. SullyGuy

    My monkey has had it up to here with crap like this! It's their JOB to know drugs, DMT should NOT stump them... this excessive ignorance drives my monkey bananas!
  3. ninjaned
    bullshit. all they want to do is lie to people to tell them about how evil and addictive it is. if people were informed then they might decide to do it. if people are informed then they might realize that they don't like being lied to. if people are informed then they may not listen to the bullshit thats being forced down their throat day in and day out.
  4. RealGanjaMan
    Wow, SWIM never knew the DEA / authorities were so unfamiliar with DMT. Good ole deemsters is pretty damn common where SWIM lives, hard to believe none of it ends up in the hands of the DEA. He hates to see it demonized like this as well. They're making it look much worse than the meth lab they were originally looking for :thumbsdown:
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