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  1. torachi
    A Hillsboro man was convicted of drug charges Tuesday and was sentenced to three years on probation with a special condition: He cannot own any animals.

    Ryan Eugene Bosma, 21, of Hillsboro, was arrested by Corvallis police on April 4 for delivery and possession of Ecstasy and marijuana. He pleaded guilty Tuesday in Benton County Circuit Court to the delivery of Ecstasy and delivery of a schedule one controlled substance, LSD. The marijuana charges were dismissed as a part of the plea deal.

    The arrests were made by the Corvallis Street Crimes Unit, comprised of personnel from the Benton County Sheriff’s Office and the Corvallis Police Department, after Bosma sold the drugs to undercover agents.

    Officers in the unit had planned to also buy LSD from Bosma, but Bosma told an undercover agent that his cat ate it and had died.

    That’s why prosecutors on Tuesday insisted on the “no-animals” stipulation in the sentence, said Deputy District Attorney Chris Stringer.

    “We wanted to make sure that no future animals were harmed,” he said.
    Stringer said that because the incident with the cat occurred outside of Benton County, Bosma could not be charged for the death of the animal.

    Gazette-Times | Posted: Wednesday, April 13, 2011 11:30 am



  1. Alfa
    I find this very hard to believe, unless his cat ate over 100 mg of LSD.
  2. torachi
    Just what I was thinking. I'm no vet, but cats can't be that susceptible. LSD is probably no more harmful for them than it is for us, even keeping in mind the size of them compared to us.

    Like I said, hopefully he was lying, but either way the stipulations are very real, a helpful reminder that honesty is always the best policy. ;)
  3. Terrapinzflyer
    I'm not so sure. My father was a veternarian and I have witnessed a few animals that had gotten into owners stashes (lsd, mushrooms, cocaine, and cannabis) It is not unlike humans dosed without their knowledge- where they can show very atypical effects, as they have no idea what is going on- and panic can set in. The high heart rate can can cause serious issues/death, especially in older or otherwise diseased animals. Along the same lines I have seen a number of animals die from doses of ketamine and other sedatives that were well with accepted limits for their age/size.

    An established LD50 is just that- a lethal dose for half of the subjects- with often wildly fluctuating numbers on either side. The aardvark lost one of his good friends to a heart attack, someone who had massively indulged on a regular basis, and the night they died they had taken a couple small lines of coke and then a valium to sleep.

    Sometimes things just don't make sense....
  4. torachi
    There is also the distinct possibility of it being a psychedelic amphetamine.

    Also cats can also succumb easily if they have conditions not unlike humans, such as epilepsy and heart conditions.
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