Charles Smith and John Perrone, the duo arrested in Harbin last fall for the manufacture of the illegal hallucinogenic drug DMT in Smith’s room, were sentenced Friday to three years of probation and 200 hours each of community service.
Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly initially gave Smith and Perrone six months in jail, but suspended the sentence in favor of three years probation, in accordance with the suggestions of both the prosecution and defense attorneys.
According to authorities, the two made about a gram of DMT before being discovered, and Harbin Hall was evacuated due to the feared explosive nature of the ingredients.
Smith, formerly a Georgetown freshman, told the court that his actions were “regrettable and wrong” and promised not to break the law again. The judge also reprimanded Smith for his regular use of marijuana and told him he needed to concentrate on addressing that problem.