Georgetown lab wasn’t making meth after all

Since BlogDH’s last post on the Georgetown drug lab drew such heated response, we felt an update was necessary.

New findings show the students were not making methamphetamine in their dorm lab. They were in fact making a hallucinatory drug called dimethyltryptamine, or DMT. The Washington Post calls it an “esoteric LSD-like drug.” It produces similar effects, but for a shorter duration, and is often sprinkled on pot and smoked.

Though it’s not meth, DMT seems pretty dangerous. It’s described as “the terror drug,” and is much too intense for most would-be users, though it’s been around for a while.

Two students, one from Georgetown, one from the University of Richmond, are being held in connection with the DMT lab.

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