Missouri couple arrested for manufacturing DMT

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  1. thinkcooper

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    http://www.fultonsun.com/articles/2007/01/18/news/347news01.txt

    [SIZE=+3]Couple nailed in Fulton drug bust

    [SIZE=-1]By MARK SOMMERHAUSER
    The Fulton Sun





    A local couple stands accused of manufacturing DMT - an illegal, hallucinogenic drug that officials have compared to LSD - with ingredients and instructions obtained via the Internet.

    Amanda M. Matthew, 23, of Fulton, and boyfriend Mark S. Gianoli, 24, of Columbia, are scheduled to appear in court March 9, on charges of possession of controlled substance with intent to distribute.

    The pair faces the felony charges after Callaway County Sheriff's officials conducted a Jan. 8 raid on a laboratory allegedly operated inside Matthew's home outside Fulton.

    CCSD narcotics investigator Shannon Jeffries said initial reports led investigators to believe the couple was making methamphetamine. Several household chemicals common to meth manufacture, such as ammonia, had been spotted inside Matthew's home, he said.

    So officials were surprised to find the pair near completion of a four-step process for making DMT, which Jeffries said is not unheard-of in large cities but extremely unusual in Callaway County.

    “There's not many labs of this stuff in production,” Jeffries said.

    DMT, or dimethyltryptamine, is classified by the Drug Enforcement Administration as a Schedule 1 narcotic, meaning it is believed to have a high potential for abuse and no accepted medical use. The chemical can be found naturally in plants and is used in shamanic rituals practiced by indigenous peoples and religious sects of South America.



    As a street drug, crystalline DMT is typically smoked to produce a short-lived but extremely potent psychotropic high, Jeffries said.

    Jeffries said the drug's rarity likely led the couple online to seek ingredients and instructions for its manufacture.

    “You would be surprised the number of recipes you can get over the Internet,” he said.

    For now, Jeffries said he does not believe the bust indicates that DMT use or manufacture is accelerating locally.

    “I hope it's a fluke,” he said. “Once one or two people know how to do this, it can flare up.

    “We hope to get a handle on this quickly.”
     
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    ^^^ Please post the full story in future. Links get broken with time and are then worthless
     
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    Full text of http://www.fultonsun.com/articles/20.../347news01.txt

    Couple nailed in Fulton drug bust
    By MARK SOMMERHAUSER
    The Fulton Sun


    Amanda M. Matthew




    A local couple stands accused of manufacturing DMT - an illegal, hallucinogenic drug that officials have compared to LSD - with ingredients and instructions obtained via the Internet.

    Amanda M. Matthew, 23, of Fulton, and boyfriend Mark S. Gianoli, 24, of Columbia, are scheduled to appear in court March 9, on charges of possession of controlled substance with intent to distribute.

    The pair faces the felony charges after Callaway County Sheriff's officials conducted a Jan. 8 raid on a laboratory allegedly operated inside Matthew's home outside Fulton.

    CCSD narcotics investigator Shannon Jeffries said initial reports led investigators to believe the couple was making methamphetamine. Several household chemicals common to meth manufacture, such as ammonia, had been spotted inside Matthew's home, he said.

    So officials were surprised to find the pair near completion of a four-step process for making DMT, which Jeffries said is not unheard-of in large cities but extremely unusual in Callaway County.

    “There's not many labs of this stuff in production,” Jeffries said.

    DMT, or dimethyltryptamine, is classified by the Drug Enforcement Administration as a Schedule 1 narcotic, meaning it is believed to have a high potential for abuse and no accepted medical use. The chemical can be found naturally in plants and is used in shamanic rituals practiced by indigenous peoples and religious sects of South America.


    Mark S. Gianoli
    As a street drug, crystalline DMT is typically smoked to produce a short-lived but extremely potent psychotropic high, Jeffries said.

    Jeffries said the drug's rarity likely led the couple online to seek ingredients and instructions for its manufacture.

    “You would be surprised the number of recipes you can get over the Internet,” he said.

    For now, Jeffries said he does not believe the bust indicates that DMT use or manufacture is accelerating locally.

    “I hope it's a fluke,” he said. “Once one or two people know how to do this, it can flare up.

    “We hope to get a handle on this quickly.”
     
  4. thinkcooper

    thinkcooper Titanium Member

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    Hopefully there won't be more stories like this, but if there is, the full text will end up in the post. ;)

    Sounds like what clued in LEO were containers of Ammonia plus other named items. Sounds like discretion would have been a good practice, and these two were a little too visible.
     
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    This is probably my biggest fear, as there is quite a meth problem in my province, and the gestapo as "cracking down" on labs(admitedly they still spend alot more time/money trying to stop those evil evil marijuana growers tho) I have been considering makeing a few extractions, as well as possibly some simple chemistry experiments, but knows that no matter the reason the gestapo have for breaking down your door, the soxhlet extractor full of san pedro or mimosa would get him in alto of trouble. SWIM wishes he knew more about which substances are watched, and possible alternatives that can be used, but wont arouse suspicion. I have been slowly gathering solvents, chemicals, glassware, and plants, makeing sure not to purchase any two ingrediants together that may arouse suspicion.
    Maybe I should look up meth chemistry to figure out what to avoid buying...
     
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    List I Chemical Precursors:
    Chemical
    DEA Code
    New Harmonized Code
    Chemical Abstract Number
    N-Acetylanthranilic acid and its salts and esters
    8522
    2924.29.7590
    [89-52-1]
    Anthranilic acid and its salts and esters
    8530
    2922.43.0000
    [118-92-3]
    Benzaldehyde
    8256
    2912.21.0000
    [100-52-7]
    Benzyl cyanide
    8735
    2926.90.4700
    [140-29-4]
    Ephedrine and its salts, optical isomers, and salts of optical isomers
    8113
    2939.41.0000
    [299-42-3]
    Ergonovine and its salts (Tariff name:Ergometrine)
    8675
    2939.61.0000
    [60-79-7]
    Ergotamine and its salts
    8676
    2939.62.0000
    [113-15-5]
    Ethylamine and its salts
    8678
    2921.19.1000
    [75-04-7]
    Gamma-butyrolactone
    2011
    2932.29.5010
    [96-48-0]
    Hydriodic acid (57%)
    6695
    2811.19.6050
    [10034-85-2]
    Isosafrole
    8704
    2932.91.0000
    [120-58-1]
    Methylamine and its salts
    8520
    2921.11.0000
    [74-89-5]
    3, 4-Methylenedioxyphenyl-2-propanone (Tariff name: 1-(1,3-benzodioxol-5-yl)-2-propanone)
    8502
    2932.92.0000
    4676-39-5]
    N-Methylephedrine and its salts, optical isomers, and salts of optical isomers
    8115
    2939.49.0000
    [552-79-4]
    N-Methylpseudoephedrine and its salts, optical isomers, and salts of optical isomers
    8119
    2939.49.0000
    [14222-20-9]
    Nitroethane
    6724
    2904.90.0000
    [79-24-3]
    Norpseudoephedrine and its salts, optical isomers, and salts of optical isomers
    8317
    2939.49.0000
    [492-39-7]
    Phenylacetic acid and its salts and esters
    8791
    2916.34.1000
    [103-82-2]
    Phenylpropanolamine and its salts, optical isomers, and salts of optical isomers
    1225
    2939.49.0000
    [14838-15-4]
    Piperidine and its salts
    2704
    2933.32.1000
    [110-89-4]
    Piperonal
    8750
    2932.93.0000
    [120-57-0]
    Propionic anhydride
    8328
    2915.50.5000
    [123-62-6]
    Pseudoephedrine and its salts, optical isomers, and salts of optical isomers
    8112
    2939.42.0000
    [90-82-4]
    Safrole (includes safrole-rich essential oils, such as sassafras oil and camphor oil 1070)
    8323
    2932.94.0000
    [94-59-7]
    Red Phosphorus
    6795
    2804.70.0000
    [7723-14-0]
    White Phosphorus
    6796
    2804.70.0000
    [7723-14-0]
    Hypophosphorus acid and its salts
    6797
    2811.19.6050
    [6303-21-5]

    List II Chemical Precursors

    Chemical
    DEA Code
    New Harmonized Code
    Chemical Abstract Number
    Acetic anhydride
    8519
    2915.24.0000
    [108-24-7]
    Acetone
    6532
    2914.11.1000/
    2914.11.5000
    [67-64-1]
    Benzyl chloride
    8570
    2903.69.2000
    [100-44-7]
    Ethyl ether
    6584
    2909.11.0000
    [60-29-7]
    Hydrogen chloride
    6545
    2806.10.0000
    [7647-01-0]
    Iodine
    6699
    2801.20.0000
    [7553-56-2]
    Methyl ethyl ketone (2-Butanone)
    6714
    2914.12.0000
    [78-93-3]
    Methyl isobutyl ketone (MIBK)
    6715
    2914.13.0000
    [108-10-1]
    Potassium permanganate
    6579
    2841.61.0000
    [7722-64-7]
    Sulfuric acid
    6552
    2807.00.0000
    [7664-93-9]
    Toluene
    6594
    2902.30.0000
    [108-88-3]

    The difference between List I and List II is that the former are chemicals that are "essential" to the manufacture of illicit drugs and the latter are chemicals that are only used in the manufacture of illicit drugs. The practical difference is that you basically can't get List I chemicals anywhere without arousing the DEA, but List II chemicals will only set off the DEA if you buy in suffecient quantities (50 gallons is often the limit I hear). For example hydrochloric acid is sold in hardware stores around the country as "Murtaic Acid" as are many of the List II chemicals.

    http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/pubs/manuals/chem/appendix/app_a.htm

    In addition there are also a set of "secretly watched" chemicals that the government monitors (some of it for terrorist or non-drug related reasons).

    Acetaldehyde, Acetamide, Acetaminophen, N-Acetyl Anthranillic Acid, Alumina (activated), Aluminum Chloride, Aluminum Oxide, Aluminum Powder, Ammonium Formate, Ammonium Nitrate, Aniline, pAnisaldehyde, Arsenic Metal, Arsenic Pentoxide, Arsenic Trichloride, Arsenic Trioxide, Benzene, Benzocaine, Biotin, Boron Trifluoride, Bromine, Bromobenzene, Brucine Sulphate, Butylamine gammaButyrolactone, Caffeine, Calcium Metal, Calcium Carbide, Calcium Hydride, Carbon Disulfide, Carbon Tetrachloride, Chloroacetone, Chloroform, 2-Chloropyridine, Chromium Picolinate, Citral, Cyclohexanone, Dichloroacetic Acid, Diethyl Malonate, Diethylamine, Digitonin, Digitoxin, Dihydroxyacetone, Dimethyl Sulfate, Dimethyl Sulfoxide, Dinitrochlorobenzene, Diphenylacetonitrile, Epinephrine, Epinephrine Bitartate, Estradiol, Estriol, Estrone, Ethinyl Estradiol, Ethylacetoacetate, Ethyl Alcohol (190-200 proof), Ethyl Magnesium Bromide, Ethylenediamine, Folic Acid, Formamide, Formic Acid, Freon, Gallic Acid, Glycolic Acid, Guaifenesin, Hexachlorophene, Hexyl Resorcinol, Hydrazine, Hydrazine Dihydrochloride, Hydrazine Hydrate, Hydrazine Sulfate, Hydrobromic Acid, Hydrochloric Acid (ups, nf, fcc grades), Hydrocortisone, Hydrofluoric Acid, Hydrogen Peroxide 30% & 50%, Hyoscyamine, Ibuprofen, Indole, Inositol, Iron Filings, Ketoglutaric Acid, Lactose, Lead Acetate, Lidocaine, Lithium Metal, 3,5-Diiodosalithium, Lithium Acetate, Lithium Aluminum Hydride, Lithium Bromide, Lithium Carbonate, Lithium Chloride, Lithium Chromate, Lithium Citrate, Lithium Cobalt, Lithium Dodecyl Sulfate, Lithium Fluoride, Lithium Hydroxide, Lithium Lactate, Lithium Metaborate, Lithium Nitrate, Lithium Oxalate, Lithium Perchlorate, Lithium Sulfate, Lithium Tetraborate, Lycopodium, Magnesium Metal, Magnesium Turnings, Mannitol, Megestrol Acetate, Mercuric Acetate, Mercuric Bromide, Mercuric Chloride, Mercuric Cyanide, Mercuric Iodide, Mercuric Nitrate, Mercuric Oxide, Mercuric Oxycyanide, Mercuric Sulfate, Mercuric Sulfide, Mercuric Thiocyanate, Mercurous Chloride, Mercurous Nitrate, Mercurous Sulfate, Mercury Bichloride, Methylformamide, Methylprednisolone, Methylpropylarrune, Methylsulfoxide, Methyltestosterone, Miconazole Nitrate, Naproxen Sodium, Niacin, Niacinamide Ascorbate, Nicotinamide, Nifedipme, Nitrofuranation, Nitromethane, Nystatin, Oxalyl Chloride, Palladium Black, Palladium Metal (powder), Palladium on Alumina, Palladium on Charcoal, Papaverine HCl, Peracetic Acid, Perchloric Acid, Petroleum Ether, Phenacetin, Phenol, Phenyl Magnesium Bromide, Phenyl Magnesium Chloride, Phenylalanine, Phenyl Mercuric Acetate, Phenyl Mercuric Borate, Phenyl Mercuric Chloride, Phenyl Mercuric Nitrate, Phenyl Mercuric Salicylate, Phosphorus Oxychloride, Phosphorus Pentachloride, Physostigmine, Phytonadione, Picric Acid, Pilocarpine, Potassium Chlorate, Potassium Cyanide, Potassium Nitrate, Potassium Perchlorate, Potassium Permanganate, Proxamine Hydrochloride, Prednisolone, Prednisone, Pregnenolone, Prilocaine, Procaine, Progesterone, Promethazine Hydrochloride, Propenylbenzene, Propionic Anhydride, Propranolol, Pyridine, Pyridoxal, Pyridoxine, Quinine, Raney Nickle, Reserpine, Riboflavin, Salicylic Acid, Scopolamine, Selenous Acid, Sodium Acetate, Sodium Azide, Sodium Borohydride, Sodium Chlorate, Sodium Chlorite, Sodium Cyanide, Sodium Fluoride, Sodium Iodide, Sodium Metal, Sodium Nitrate, Sodium Nitrite, Sodium Perchlorate, Sodium Peroxide, Sodium Sulfate, Sodium Sulfathiazole, Strychnine, Styrene, Sulfanilamide, Sulfathiazole, Sulfur Trioxide, Theophylline, Thionyl Chloride, TitaniumTetrachloride, p-Toluenesulfonic Acid, o-Toluidine, Trichloroacetic Acid, Trichlorotrifluoroethane, Trifluoroacetic Anhydride, 3,4,5-Trimethoxy Compounds (Any!), Tryptophan, Vitamin A Acetate, Vitamin E, Vitamin E Acetate.

    http://designer-drugs.com/pte/12.162.180.114/dcd/chemistry/watched.html

    I wouldn't worry too much about buying chemicals on that list, I doubt the government is knocking down doors for acetaminophen, riboflavin or petroleum ether. Almost all of those chemicals are going to sound off alarm bells only if they're purchased in suspiciously large amounts or through suspicious channels. Half of them are common OTC products.

    The general rule of thumb is if you don't have to get something from a chemical supplier, then don't. All of the chemicals used in Mars' DMT tek can be bought at the hardware store, as can most of the chemicals in a mescaline extraction. Just go to the store and pay cash, don't deal with chemicals houses, they're naturally suspicious. The general guidelines used to identify suspicious behaviour appear below:

    All Levels / All Chemicals (* indicates that criterion may not apply to all retail settings) New customer or unfamiliar representative or established customer who begins ordering listed chemicals.*
    Customers who don't seem to know industry practice or who fail to provide reasons for an order at variance with accepted legitimate industry practice.
    Customer whose communications are not prepared or conducted in a professional business manner.*
    Customer who provides evasive responses to any questions or is unable to supply information as to whether chemicals are for domestic use or for export.
    Customer who has difficulty pronouncing chemical names.
    New customers who don't seem to know Federal or state government regulations.*
    Customer whose stated use of listed chemicals is incompatible with destination country's commercial activities or consignee's line of business.*
    Customers who want predominantly or only regulated chemicals.
    Customers who want multiple regulated or surveillance list (see Appendix G for Special Surveillance List) products, particularly if in contrast to customary use and practice.
    Customer who is vague or resists providing information about firm's address, telephone number, and reason for seeking that chemical.*
    Customer who provides false or suspicious addresses, telephone numbers or references.
    Customer who is vague or will not furnish references for credit purposes.*
    Customer who refuses or is reluctant to establish a credit account or provide purchase order information.*
    Customer who prefers to pay by cashiers check, postal money order, etc.
    Customer who desires to pay cash.*
    Customer who wants to pick up the chemicals outside of normal practice in the supplier's experience.
    Customer with little or no business background available.*
    An established customer who deviates from previous orders or ordering methods.
    Customers who want airfreight or express delivery.
    Customers who want chemicals shipped to a PO Box or an address other than usual business address. (e.g., residence address)
    Customer using a freight forwarder as ultimate consignee.
    Customer who requests unusual methods of delivery or routes of shipment.
    Customer who provides unusual shipping, labeling, or packaging instructions.
    Customer who requests the use of intermediate consignees whose location or business is incompatible with the purported end user's nature of business or location.
    Above threshold hydrochloride gas or iodine sales to a non-commercial customer.

    Distributor (Non-retail) of Regulated OTC Products
    Customers who don't want to tell you what area they will resell into.
    Customers who don't want to tell you in what volumes they will resell.
    Customers who refuse to tell you who their customers are.
    Customers who don't have limits on resales.
    Customers who push to buy more than your sales limit.
    Customers who repeatedly buy your sales limit at the shortest interval you set.
    Customers who don't know customers' limits on individual resales.
    Customers who resell to non-traditional outlets for regulated OTC products, e.g., hair salons, head shops, drug paraphernalia stores, liquor stores, record stores, video shops, auto parts stores.
    Customers who resell large volumes into the "independent convenience store" market.
    Any customer who asks for large bottle sizes, 60 count or higher.
    Customers who buy only the largest size available.
    Customers that don't sell other pharmaceutical products or appear to sell those other products in token amounts.
    Any customer that resells multiple cases that flow through to individual retail outlets.
    New customers who want to sell regulated OTC products into California,
    Arizona, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, New Mexico, Texas, Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas.
    Any customer who wants to sell to an outlet relocated from California, Missouri, or Kansas to any of the states identified in the prior sentence.
    Any customer who wants to export, particularly to Mexico, Canada, or Southeast Asia.
    Customers who will not provide you with evidence of registration with DEA.
    (Or having applied by the following deadlines: Nov 13, 1995 for single entity ephedrine; July 12, 1997 for ephedrine combination products; Dec 3, 1997 for pseudoephedrine and phenylpropanolamine products.)
    Customers who will not provide you with evidence of applicable state registrations/licenses.
    Customers who sell mail order and who don't report sales to DEA monthly.
    (Note they must also be registered.)
    Nominal retail customers who sell above the Federal, "Retail," 9 Gm individual sale limits [Editor’s Note: The Task Force’s original 24 gram limits were superseded by the 9 gram limit established by the Methamphetamine Anti-Proliferation Act of 2000 on October 17, 2001]


    Retail Level - Regulated Products and/or Combination Purchases

    OTC customers who ask for more than the transaction limit in effect.
    Customers who are part of a group, each of whom buys the transaction limit.
    Customers who buy the transaction limit on the same day and/or repeatedly within a few days.
    Customers who buy only the largest size available at the transaction limit.
    Customers who buy other methamphetamine processing products at the same time as the regulated products (alcohol, Coleman fuel, acetone, road flares, drain cleaners, iodine, muriatic acid, rock salt, starting fluid (ether), dry gas (alcohol), coffee filters, large amounts of matches, etc.)
    Customers who indicate they will resell or export.
    Iodine customers who don't have a legitimate reason for the purchase or who don't have an articulate reason for the volume requested.
    Customers who purchase iodine crystals or pellets with any other item from the surveillance list.
    Customers who want to pay cash when other forms of payment would be customary.
    There may be a legitimate explanation for a purchase that represents one or more of these factors. The list is presented as a guide to instruct retailers and their employees as to which transactions may be suspicious.


    http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/pubs/manuals/chem/appendix/app_e.htm


    The government also has a "special methamphetamine surveilance" list that contains the following chemicals:

    • Ammonia Gas
    • Ammonium Formate
    • Bromobenzene
    • 1,1-Carbonyldiimidazole
    • Cyclohexanone
    • 1,1-Dichloro-1-fluoroethane (e.g., Freon 141B)
    • Diethylamine and its salts
    • 2,5-Dimethoxyphenethylamine and its salts
    • Formamide
    • Formic Acid
    • Hypophosphorous Acid
    • Lithium Metal
    • Lithium Aluminum Hydride
    • Magnesium Metal (Turnings)
    • Mercuric Chloride
    • N-Methylformamide
    • Organomagnesium Halides (Grignard Reagents) (e.g., ethylmagnesium bromide and phenyl-magnesium bromide)
    • Phenylethanolamine and its salts
    • Phosphorus Pentachloride
    • Potassium Dichromate
    • Pyridine and its salts
    • Red Phosphorus
    • Sodium Dichromate
    • Sodium Metal
    • Thionyl Chloride
    • ortho-Toluidine
    • Trichloromonofluoromethane (e.g., Freon-11, Carrene-2)
    • Trichlorotrifluoroethane (e.g., Freon 113)
    Equipment
    • Hydrogenators
    • Tableting Machines
    • Encapsulating Machines
    • 22 Liter Heating Mantels
    Know thine enemy.
     
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  7. seechao

    seechao Silver Member

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    I am curently sobbing...
    and slightly paranoid(er)
    I was wondering, because he's recently run into a supplier of sassafras oil that seems to be clearing, existing, slow moving stock, and was wondering if he should grab some, not planning on makeing anything in any hurry, as I am more of a hobbyist, but eventualy ending up with a lifetime supply of MDA would be nice. I am wondering if it would even be worth it with the availability of other chems now... Not that that will stop him from buying the oil as a collectors item anyways.
    I think that small purchases that arrent ever repeated will probably not result in anyone knocking at his door, hopefully....
     
  8. entheogenist

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    Damn. That's scary, a little close to home. God I hate the government.
     
  9. fnord

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    wow a few household chems is enough to get a warrant?god forbid someone notices that my mom has a gallon of ammonia under her bathroom sink and some paint thinner in the tool shed!or the lithium battery's in her digital camera! theres got to be more to this story.either that or the judge is handing out search warents like its Halloween and the cops are trick or treaters.
     
  10. Nagognog2

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    It might come down to posession of carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, and nitrogen. After all, combined in the right way, these can become a controlled substance.

    Nice you can be arrested and prosecuted for what you COULD do - not what you DID do.
     
  11. Felonious Skunk

    Felonious Skunk Gold Member

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    You'd be amazed at how obvious one has to be before the feds come knocking. For example, the eBay busts I've seen were of people who ordered damn near every chemical on zera's list, not to mention vacuum pumps, rotary evaporators, etc.

    The fact that there are so many things on those lists makes reasonable purchases that much more anonymous. A little planning goes a long way in safely securing products for chemistry projects.

    And I'm curious: have any DMT epidemics "flared up" recently? It's amusing to the max when cops talk through their arse while exploiting the public's (and trying to hide their own) ignorance.
     
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    swims buddy was telling him about this he used to work with the guy, and was planning on picking swim and himself some DMT, than swim asked him about the DMT and he told me the dude got picked up by the cops
     
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    So they were extracting DMT not actually synthesizing it right? Just seems absurd that someone can be charged with manufacturing a substance when mother nature did all the work. They need to take mother nature to court and feel her wrath!