TBD confirms Harbin drug lab meant to produce DMT, not meth
Update 4:55 p.m.: In its updated story, TBD is reporting that two of the arrested suspects were students and the third was a friend who was visiting them from out of town. MPD Officer Hugh Carew confirmed for the Voice that all three arrested persons were “adult males.”
The drug lab discovered early this morning in Harbin Hall, which prompted a dormitory-wide evacuation and attracted national media attention, was meant to produce dimethyltryptamine, a hallucinogenic drug commonly called DMT.
Police officials confirmed the drug “after further evaluation,” reports TBD, who spoke with MPD Officer Hugh Carew.
Earlier reports suggested that the lab was meant to produce methamphetamine.
“The chemicals were those that could be associated with meth, but all are commercially available,” DCFD spokesperson Pete Piringer said earlier today. “This is relatively small in comparison to typical labs.”
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