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Officer splashed with liquid LSD during arrest

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  1. chillinwill
    A Saratoga Springs police investigator was splashed with liquid LSD on Saturday evening while taking a suspect into custody, according to the Saratoga Springs Police Department.

    Police said the investigator, whose name was not released, was sent to Saratoga Hospital after his hands came into contact with the drug following a foot chase and struggle with Todd Buchas, 30, of Snowberry Road in Ballston Spa.

    Officers were attempting to arrest Buchas when he ran from officers and attempted to discard items as he ran, police said.

    A brief foot pursuit ended near the Saratoga Springs Public Library. Police said Buchas became combative and resisted arrest, and at one point attempted to bite an officer in the leg.

    According to authorities, Buchas was in possession of an item that appeared to be similar to a plastic eyedropper that began spraying LSD, a psychedelic hallucinogen, some of which landed on the hands of the investigator.

    After Buchas was placed under arrest, the investigator began feeling the effects of the drug, according to police.

    He was taken to the emergency room and was released at around 8:30 p.m.

    Police said Buchas was arrested for the obstructing governmental administration and resisting arrest, both misdemeanors. He was also being held for second-degree assault, fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, all felonies.

    Police said he is being held at the Saratoga Springs Police station pending arraignment in City Court.

    August 15, 2009
    Post Star
    http://www.poststar.com/articles/2009/08/16/news/local/doc4a8779d381119969365298.txt

Comments

  1. DimethylTimmy
    I hope the cop will have some kind of epiphany while he's tripping and decide to intervene on the case. I just still can't believe that possessing a mind-expanding drug is grounds for multiple felonies.
  2. missparkles
    You're right BA. They're not grounds...just damn excuses...bad ones at that.
    Sparkles.:vibes:
  3. Terrapinzflyer
    There used to be a beat cop who worked the Haight in SF who had been involved in a bust of crystal of LSD - thought it was coke and made the mistake of tasting it...
    Said he spent a couple days home watching TV and had a great time.
    He had a Grateful Dead "Steal your face" on the butt of his sidearm. He was actually a really cool guy-in the early 90's when gang bangers were ripping off the kids selling stuff in the area he went around and told them all to come talk to him if they had problems- "We know what your doing and don't care- we just want this all to be safe. Tell us you got jacked for $, we just don't want any of you getting hurt"
  4. cra$h
    Haha, wish swim's cops were like that! Really curious as to how the trip went. Doubt the cop was even trippin.... but I know if I had taken some LSD, the last place I wanna go is the hospital!! Too, stuffy. Send me home instead.
  5. Coconut
    He probably thought he was going to die from cerebral haemorrhage (because LSD does that, y'know!) or that his spinal fluid would be contaminated forever.
  6. anonuser30500
    It is reckless to spray LSD onto a cop or anyone not actually in the frame of mind to partake. It has to be a voluntary thing.

    Having LSD is one thing. Spraying it onto a cop is quite another thing entirely!

    He will go to jail for it and I doubt anyone will be holding a concert to call for his freedom.

    Some drug users are stupid, not because they use drugs, just because they are stupid anyway. I think this dude was in line for first prize in the local stupidity stakes.

    Swim has used LSD - and faced a cop tripping. Swim was polite, cop knew Swim was high as a soaring eagle, but Swim was not a threat to himself or others. Bear in mind the cops face the excesses of hallucinogenics, often facing people who might do very bad things. Anyone running from the cops had either better be fit and able to dodge bullets or stand still, assume the position, hug that motherloving ground for all its worth.

    LSD is a powerful drug. You really do not want to get into some kind of altercation with the cops or carry liquid LSD in an eyedropper whilst tripping.
  7. missparkles
    Fuckin' OUCH.

    Sparkles.:vibes:
  8. Pringles
    Swim remembers the operation julie bust in the uk & is sure he read somewhere that some cops accidentally ingested lsd & decided that it had some very good points.
  9. missparkles

    Decided or admitted? There's a huge difference between those two words.
    I'll bet it was the first.;)

    Sparkles.:vibes:
  10. chillinwill
    SARATOGA SPRINGS -- A city police investigator was hospitalized for effects of LSD after a man splashed some of the substance on his skin, according to city police.

    The investigator, whose name was not released, was part of a downtown counter-drug detail on Saturday.

    Todd Buchas, 30, of Snowberry Road in Ballston Spa, who is accused of exposing the officer to the hallucinogen, was charged with felony counts of assault and criminal possession of a controlled substance and two misdemeanors, resisting arrest and obstructing governmental administration.

    According to police, officers working the drug detail were trying to take Buchas into custody when he ran away, trying to discard items as he fled. They caught up with him near the Saratoga Springs Library, but police say he became combative and tried to bite an officer on the leg.

    Police believe Buchas had a liquid containing LSD inside eye-dropper-like containers, and some of the substance got on the investigator's hands as he helped officers take Buchas into custody.

    Shortly after Buchas was placed under arrest, the investigator began to feel the effects of the drug, police said. He felt ill and was taken to the Saratoga Hospital emergency room, where he spent the next few hours recovering. He was released around 8:30 p.m. Saturday and sent home for the rest of his workday.

    By CATHY WOODRUFF
    August 18, 2009
    Times Union
    http://www.timesunion.com/AspStories/story.asp?storyID=832161&category=REGION
  11. Handle
    Don't forget the "chromosome damage" --acid faded genes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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