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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | December 31, 2000
A Westminster teen-ager has been charged with attempting to sell and distribute LSD, according to the Carroll County Drug Task Force. Christopher Lorin Roos, 18, of Buck Cash Drive was detained Thursday night after a police surveillance team observed the teen enter the Meadow Branch Church parking lot at Route 140 and Royer Road, where a drug deal had been planned, authorities said. Roos was searched by a Westminster police dog unit, state troopers and drug task force members. Officers found three pieces of aluminum foil containing paper laced with LSD, two plastic baggies containing 54 grams of marijuana, a glass smoking device containing burnt marijuana residue, and $119 in cash, authorities said.
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FEATURES
By Dr. Modena Wilson and Dr. Alain Joffe and Dr. Modena Wilson and Dr. Alain Joffe,Contributing Writers | July 21, 1992
Q: I've read reports that LSD use among teen-agers in parts of Maryland is on the rise. I thought the drug went out of style in the '60s.A: Although government statistics show an overall downward trend for drug use among high school seniors, such a trend is not so evident for lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD). Since 1984, the percent of teens using this drug has gone up: 1.9 percent of high school seniors answered they had used it in the last 30 days. Reports of increased use have been noted throughout the country.
FEATURES
By Martin Halstuk and Martin Halstuk,San Francisco Chronicle | July 13, 1992
A new generation of young people is "tuning in and turning on" with LSD, raising fears that the mind-altering drug is making a dangerous comeback.During the past two years, the number of LSD arrests and admissions to hospital emergency rooms has risen sharply nationwide, according to federal law enforcement officials. At least three LSD-related suicides have been reported in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1990, drug counselors say."There's been a trend of LSD becoming the most prevalent drug of abuse among youths," said Bob Bender, head of the Drug Enforcement Administration in San Francisco.
NEWS
By Boston Globe | January 5, 1994
BOSTON -- A mentally ill patient who was given LSD by physicians experimenting at the Massachusetts Mental Health Center in the 1950s killed herself within hours of taking the potent psychedelic drug, says a Cambridge, Mass., psychiatrist who had been following her progress at the time."They gave this patient LSD one morning and when I came back from lunch that day, I was told she had hung herself in the downstairs bathroom," Dr. Robert Reid said yesterday. Dr. Reid said he was not told until after the woman's death that she had been given LSD."
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By Darren M. Allen and Darren M. Allen,Sun Staff Writer | March 19, 1995
Drug distribution charges against a Westminster High School senior were dropped Friday after the Carroll state's attorney said the 1,000 hits of LSD found on the young man weren't the real thing."
NEWS
By Gregory P. Kane and Gregory P. Kane,Sun Staff Writer | October 21, 1994
Two county youths have been treated at North Arundel Hospital this week after apparently ingesting LSD in two unrelated incidents, county police said yesterday.Police would not release the boys' names. A spokesman at North Arundel Hospital would neither confirm nor deny if either boy had ingested LSD.Police charged a 14-year-old Glen Burnie youth as a juvenile with selling LSD in the second case.He was released to his parents, said Officer Randy Bell, a police spokesman.The most recent incident occurred Wednesday morning.
NEWS
January 20, 1994
Four Taneytown juveniles were arrested and charged Tuesday with selling marijuana and LSD to an undercover officer during a three-month investigation last year.Police Chief Mel Diggs said the youths, two 15-year-olds and two 16-year-olds, were released to their parents' custody after they were charged. They will be tried in Juvenile Court.The chief said the investigation was conducted from August to October while the undercover officer worked with an informant from the area. Small "buys" were made at that time.
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By Mike Farabaugh and Mike Farabaugh,SUN STAFF | October 5, 1999
Two Westminster men were arrested on drug charges early Sunday after a police officer stopped a 1994 Chevrolet on a traffic charge and found bags of suspected marijuana, city police said.Joseph D. Mroczka, 19, of the 2300 block of Mayberry Road and Jonathan G. Kelvey, 18, of the first block of Westmoreland St. were stopped near Union Street and Pennsylvania Avenue shortly after 1 a.m., court documents show. Mroczka, the driver, allegedly drove into the eastbound lane of Union Street, while turning west from Pennsylvania Avenue, according to court records.
NEWS
By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com | December 9, 2008
Dr. Albert A. Kurland, a distinguished research psychiatrist, a former director of the Maryland Psychiatric Research Center at Spring Grove State Hospital and an advocate of LSD therapy, died Sunday of cardiac failure at North Oaks retirement community. He was 94. Dr. Kurland, the son of Eastern European immigrants, was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. He later was sent to live with relatives in Baltimore, where he graduated from City College in 1932. He was a 1940 graduate of the University of Maryland Medical School and completed an internship at the old Sinai Hospital in East Baltimore.
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,Staff writer | May 5, 1991
Printed fliers containing warnings about LSD "tattoos" being sold toarea children are causing undue alarm among parents and school officials, county police officials said Friday.Spokesman V. Richard Molloy said the fliers usually coincide with appearances by The Grateful Dead. The rock group performed at the Capital Centre in Landover two weeks ago."Every time the flier appears, our narcotics section investigates," Molloy said. "They have never found the existence of such 'tattoos,' nor have law enforcement agencies in surrounding jurisdictions."
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