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Mephedrone: Cal Poly student arrested for dealing drugs to teens

  1. Terrapinzflyer
    A Cal Poly freshman was arrested for allegedly selling a psychoactive stimulant to two teenagers who became violently ill from the drug.

    Experiencing symptoms that included a sore throat, violent vomiting, euphoria and elevated body temperatures, the two 15-year-old Templeton boys were taken to Twin Cities Community Hospital where they were treated for Mephedrone ingestion on Sept.11.

    Sheriff deputies arrested Quinn Alister Hall, 18, of Templeton for selling the drugs to the teenagers. He allegedly told the Templeton boys the drug was similar to ecstasy.

    Mephedrone comes in a fine white to off white powder form that can be mixed in liquid, injected or inhaled and may come in tablet or capsule form. The drug is fairly new to the United States.

    It is believed to cause small holes to appear in the lungs and can also result in an embolism, sheriff officials said.

    Hall was in possession of over two pounds of Mephedrone when he was arrested and charged with child endangerment and sales of a controlled substance on Sept. 21.

    Hall was booked into San Luis Obispo County Jail and released on $100,000 bail.

    Deputies are asking parents to talk to their children about this drug and its potentially harmful effects.

    September 22, 2010 5:06 pm


  1. veritas.socal
    if the student would not have made the comparison to ecstacy, he'd be better off, right? swim thinks mephedrone is legal in US except ND, so one could sell said product, as the exact thing it is, as long as no claim of effect(ie "has an effect SUBSTANTIALLY SIMILLAR TO...")was made?????

    incedently, has swim read(or heard the psychedelic salon podcast) shulgins argument about the absurdity of the analog act?
  2. Terrapinzflyer
    ^^ I would be hesitant to say it is "legal" - so much as it is not explicitly illegal if it is not sold for human consumption. But I don't think anyone would want to be the "test case" if they decided to try and prosecute someone for any Research chemical.
  3. godztear
    I hope the US media is a little more responsible about the reporting then the UK media on this issue. Mephedrone use has been largely on the "hush hush" in the US, a media explosion will only bring bad things.

    It would be nice to see more factual details on this case, although hospital records are confidential. It appears that this guy was investing in large amounts, but it says just over 2 lbs which is right around the kilo mark. Was this his first sale or close to it that it turned out badly? Was he not responsible enough to avoid exposing a naive drug consumer, or were the two teens fully aware of the risks associated with Mephedrone?
  4. Euphoric
    It will be interesting to see the outcome of this case.

    Is there any scientific evidence for this?
  5. veritas.socal
    heck, swim is sure there is, as swim recalls reading that "ecstacy" causes holes in brains. swim is sure there is holes in his brain, just as his enormous breasts were caused by cannabis use(they say herb causes gynocomastia(sp?)..but swimmers know its the testosterone supps that MIGHT),and he is blind(with hairy palms) from...
    swim is being a smartass(better than a dumbass) but look at all the disinformation concerning cannabis, and cover-up propaganda regarding nicotine...
    " believe none of what you hear and only half of what you see"( and swim suggests the half swiy believe is what swiy sees on psychedelics
  6. Terrapinzflyer
    [imgl=white]http://www.drugs-forum.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=16964&stc=1&d=1285271133[/imgl]Dangerous New Drug Causing Concern Locally

    A dangerous new drug is hitting the streets on the central coast. It's called Mephedrone and it's made from fertilizer.

    Earlier this week two 15-year-olds in Templeton were hospitalized after taking the drug, which produces effects similar to ecstasy.

    The boys reported bought the substance from a 19-year-old Cal Poly student. Investigators with the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Department say they arrested Quinn Alister Hall in connection to the sale of the drug.

    The teens who fell ill, suffered from symptoms of sore throat, violent vomiting and fever. They were treated at Twin Cities Community hospital and released.

    Authorities say this drug is relatively new and is available a white powder form.

    During the arrest of Hall, deputies seized over two pounds of the substance.

    Sep 23, 2010
  7. Terrapinzflyer
    here is the press release from the San Luis Opispo's Sheriffs office:

  8. godztear
    Out of all the reports about mephedrone this is the first I have heard of it causing holes in people's lungs. I can't seam to find anything on the internet that points to this as fact. Any search I have done about holes in lungs comes straight to this arrest. I know it doesn't say in the police report, but is it possible that the mephedrone was cut with something else that may have caused this?
  9. Terrapinzflyer
    Templeton mother arrested for drugs

    Detectives arrested the 47-year-old mother of an alleged drug dealer after she accepted and signed for two pounds of Mephedrone at her home on the 100 block of Dandelion in Templeton on Thursday.

    On Sept. 21, Tracy Hall’s son, 18-year-old Alister Hall, was arrested for allegedly selling the psychoactive stimulant to two teenagers who became violently ill from the drug. The two 15-year-old Templeton boys were taken to Twin Cities Community Hospital where they were treated for Mephedrone ingestion on Sept.11.

    San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputies said the drug is similar to ecstasy and can cause agitation, euphoria, elevated body temperature, and violent vomiting. The drug is a white powder substance that can be swallowed in pill form, injected or mixed in liquid and drunk.

    October 01, 2010

  10. Terrapinzflyer
    Dangerous drug injures teens
    Poly freshman arrested on suspicion of selling illegal synthetic that victims say they thought was ecstasy

    Two teens who thought they were consuming ecstasy fell violently ill and developed small holes in their lungs after being given a different chemical substance, according to a search warrant.

    A warrant filed by a county Sheriff’s Department detective states that the two 15-year-olds allegedly thought they’d received ecstasy from 18-year-old Quinn Hall, of Templeton. Instead, they consumed an illegal synthetic stimulant called mephedrone.

    Hall, a Cal Poly freshman, was arrested Sept. 21 on suspicion of child endangerment and selling a narcotic substance. He hasn’t been formally charged yet by the District Attorney’s Office.

    According to the warrant sought by Detective David Nottenkamper, the teens traded an iPod to Hall for what they believed was seven grams of ecstasy Sept. 10.

    Several hours after consuming the white powdery substance — which authorities believe was mephedrone — they experienced sore throats, high body temperatures and euphoria.

    They also started to vomit violently and were brought to Twin Cities Community Hospital’s emergency room.

    “Both juveniles had developed small holes in their lungs and air … was escaping out of their lungs,” the warrant states.

    Nottenkamper questioned Hall, who said he’d given the teens a chemical he’d purchased over the Internet believing it to be legal, according to the warrant.

    Although the student said he purchased the substance for the purpose of conducting research, “Hall would not be specific as to what type of research could be conducted with these chemicals, stating only that it is up to each individual to determine what type of research they will conduct,” the warrant states.

    Hall denied that he suggested that anyone consume the chemicals, according to the warrant.

    Nottenkamper sought to search Hall’s Templeton residence and truck. Additional information is not currently being released by investigators pending the possible filing of criminal court charges.

    Hall was released from County Jail in September after he posted $100,000 bail.

    By Nick Wilson
    Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010

  11. EscapeDummy
    Fucking moron selling to 15 year olds instead of... oh, say, the large collegiate drug market he interacts with on a daily basis. I hope he goes to jail for a while and learns his lesson. Great start for mephedrone in the US...
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