Police bust drug lab on Georgetown campus

WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Police say they have busted a drug lab in a dormitory room at Washington's Georgetown University.

Police arrested two students and a visitor in the Saturday morning raid where they discovered chemicals used to manufacture a hallucinogenic drug, The Washington Post reported.


About 400 students were evacuated from the nine-story Harbin Hall dormitory around 6 a.m. Saturday after someone reported a strange odor coming from a room on the top floor.

When investigators arrived, they found chemicals and drug paraphernalia and ordered students to evacuate the building.

Officers found "a variety of chemicals," D.C. Fire Department spokesman Pete Piringer said. "They did have some heating equipment. They did have a ventilation system."

Police first thought they had discovered a methamphetamine lab, but later concluded the chemicals were for the production of the hallucinogenic drug dimethyltryptamine, or DMT, the report said.

"For this campus, this is very out of the norm," Harbin resident Kayla Bostwick, 18, told the newspaper. "This should not happen."

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