Police report LSD overdose by 3 students

November 23, 1995

Three 14-year-old North Carroll High School students were sent to Carroll County General Hospital Tuesday after they apparently overdosed on LSD.

Hampstead Police Chief Kenneth Russell said the girls told him they had taken the drug on a school bus Tuesday morning.

He said one of the girls told him she had purchased the drugs, in the form of pictures on paper, from a boy at Cranberry Mall Saturday and shared them with her friends.

Police were called when one of the girls became ill and went to the school nurse, he said. None of the girls was identified because they are juveniles.

The name of the boy who sold them the drugs, who also was not identified, has been forwarded to the State Police Drug Enforcement Unit and the Westminster police, Chief Russell said.

Chief Russell said the girls probably will be charged with drug violations in juvenile court.

Peter B. McDowell, a school official, said students caught with drugs also face school penalties. First offenders are suspended for five days and must enroll in drug treatment. Second offenders and students distributing drugs are suspended for longer periods or are expelled.

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