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Man sentenced to life in prison as dealer of LSD
    #2140909 - 11/27/03 09:38 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)


http://washingtontimes.com/national/20031126-110958-8471r.htm



Man sentenced to life in prison as dealer of LSD


By Jerry Seper
THE WASHINGTON TIMES



A California man found guilty in March on charges of possession and conspiracy to manufacture and distribute 20 grams of LSD has been sentenced to life in prison without parole by a federal judge in Kansas. A conspirator was given 30 years.
The two men were responsible for making the majority of LSD sold in this country, and the availability of the drug in the United States was reduced by 95 percent after their arrest, said Drug Enforcement Administration agent William J. Renton, Jr.
U.S. District Judge Richard D. Rogers in Topeka sentenced William L. Pickard, 58, of Mill Valley, Calif., to the life term, and gave a 30-year sentence to Clyde Apperson, 48, of Sunnyvale, Calif., also on the condition that he cannot be paroled.
Mr. Renton, who heads the agency's St. Louis division, said the sentences ? handed down Tuesday ? follow guilty verdicts March 31 after an 11-week jury trial in what was described at the time as the single largest seizure of an operable LSD laboratory in DEA history.
He said that during a raid, agents seized more than 90 pounds of LSD and 300 pounds of LSD precursor chemicals with the ability to create an additional 28 pounds of the illicit drug.
He said in DEA history, there have only been four seizures of complete LSD labs and three of them involved Pickard and Apperson ? including a lab in Mountain View, Calif., in 1998, a lab in Oregon in 1996, and the latest seizure, a lab in Wamego, Kansas.
U.S. Attorney Eric Melgren in Kansas said DEA agents searched a silo near Wamego on Oct. 31, 2000, and found an LSD lab packed in storage boxes. A week later, he said, Pickard and Apperson were moving the illegal lab when they were stopped by the Kansas Highway Patrol.
Mr. Melgren said Apperson was arrested driving a rental truck containing the lab. Pickard, who was following the truck in a separate vehicle, fled on foot and was arrested the next day at a farm outside Wamego.
Fourteen canisters of a chemical required to produce LSD valued at over $1 million were found at the silo, he said.
According to court testimony, Pickard and Apperson previously manufactured LSD in Santa Fe, N.M., where every five weeks the lab produced about 2.2 pounds of LSD, about 10 million doses that cost less than 1 cent a dose to produce and would sell for as much as $10 a dose.
Authorities said the LSD was shipped to California and later to Europe for distribution.
"Our nation's war on drugs is not limited to major metropolitan areas or border states." Mr. Melgren said. "Manufacturers and traffickers of illegal drugs are increasingly moving to less populated areas in an attempt to avoid detection. This case clearly demonstrates that moving such illegal activity to Kansas is a mistake. ...
"The message from this case is clear: Drug dealers and manufacturers may not consider Kansas a place where they may get away with their illegal activities."
Mr. Renton said the sentencing of Pickard and Apperson brought to a conclusion their "significant role in the international production and distribution of LSD."



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Two sentenced in LSD lab case [Re: motaman]
    #2140914 - 11/27/03 09:40 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

http://www.cnn.com/2003/US/Central/11/26/lsd.lab.ap/

Two sentenced in LSD lab case
Wednesday, November 26, 2003 Posted: 10:17 AM EST (1517 GMT)


U.S. Attorney Eric Melgren said the DEA has made only four seizures of complete LSD labs -- including Wamego -- and three involved Pickard and Apperson. The agency said the drug was never produced Wamego, however.

Both men were convicted in March of conspiracy to manufacture and distribute more than 10 grams of LSD and possession with intent to distribute the illegal drug.

Apperson said nothing during Tuesday's sentencing. Pickard made a brief statement, criticizing the credibility of the government's chief witness, Gordon T. Skinner, who received immunity for his testimony. Skinner was the silo's former owner.

Government witnesses previously said Pickard made LSD in Colorado and New Mexico. The operation allegedly moved to Kansas -- first to an old missile base in Ellsworth County in December 1999 and then to Wamego in July 2000.

Billy Rork, who represents Pickard, said his client didn't receive a fair trial and promised to appeal.

The judge said Pickard "was the primary organizer in an operation that produced substantial amounts of LSD." He also noted that Pickard had two drug convictions in California.



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Re: Two sentenced in LSD lab case [Re: motaman]
    #2141898 - 11/28/03 12:06 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

Well that explains it :mad:
So whos taking over? :cool: 


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Re: Man sentenced to life in prison as dealer of LSD [Re: motaman]
    #2142286 - 11/28/03 03:52 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

90 pounds!!!!

That cant be right.......

Damn though....even a kilo is alot....let alone 90#s

How many single hits would 90 pounds be?


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Re: Man sentenced to life in prison as dealer of LSD [Re: DazedSol]
    #2142442 - 11/28/03 05:20 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

I think something like..

572,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 :wink: 


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Re: Man sentenced to life in prison as dealer of LSD [Re: motaman]
    #2143213 - 11/28/03 11:25 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

That Pickard bust really fucked shit up for the acid scene.


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Re: Man sentenced to life in prison as dealer of LSD [Re: monoamine]
    #2148959 - 12/01/03 11:44 AM (13 years, 1 month ago)

I dont know about the majority though, because alot of people, especially those damned canadians, dont seem to have much of a problem getting it, ya know?


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Re: Man sentenced to life in prison as dealer of LSD [Re: motaman]
    #2149346 - 12/01/03 02:26 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

He said that during a raid, agents seized more than 90 pounds of LSD and 300 pounds of LSD precursor chemicals with the ability to create an additional 28 pounds of the illicit drug.

:eek:

i wonder how they got nabbed.


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Re: Man sentenced to life in prison as dealer of LSD [Re: ]
    #2152680 - 12/02/03 07:56 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

got damnit, thats bullshit, I am pissed of that you can be thrown in jail for a DRUG, and I am pissed off that all that wonderful LSD didn't get a chance to rest on my tounge!


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Re: Man sentenced to life in prison as dealer of LSD [Re: motaman]
    #2154225 - 12/03/03 08:30 AM (13 years, 1 month ago)

that's realy sad they can put you life lng in jail for making a substance so many people like and doesn't do much harm :confused:


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Re: Man sentenced to life in prison as dealer of LSD [Re: motaman]
    #2154241 - 12/03/03 08:46 AM (13 years, 1 month ago)

Cocksuckers!

Life needs to evolve, and I mean quick!!!

What a waste. And I am not just talking about the LSD. LIFE! in prison?

I better shut up now before I express how I really feel.


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Re: Man sentenced to life in prison as dealer of LSD [Re: sirreal]
    #2157582 - 12/04/03 09:52 AM (13 years, 1 month ago)

they had to of been set up, someone set them up. whoever is it is, i hope they lie face down in the fucking ditch, fucking pussies


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Re: Man sentenced to life in prison as dealer of LSD [Re: ]
    #2157629 - 12/04/03 10:19 AM (13 years, 1 month ago)

OMFG I got acid from those 2 guys LMAO. They were making the acid out of a hotel room in sante fe my buddy said cuz he bought 100 sheets from them. And I live about 45 mins away from sante fe. Damn that sucks.


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Re: Man sentenced to life in prison as dealer of LSD [Re: DatDaNK420]
    #2157930 - 12/04/03 12:54 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

Quote:

How many single hits would 90 pounds be?




90 lbs * 454 g/lb * 10,000 doses/g = 408,600,000 doses.

enough for every man, woman, and child in America to take one and still have a hundred million left over for those who wanted to double-dose.

:frown: :nonono: :frown:



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