A University of Houston freshman was planning to sell about half a million dollars worth of LSD he had in his dorm room, Houston police said.
Clarke Lane Denton, 18, was charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute. He was in Harris County jail in lieu of $999,999 bond.
Denton, a chemical engineering major, was arrested Thursday after he sold LSD to undercover officers, who later found the drug in his dorm room, authorities said.
When officers tried to arrest him, Denton fled. A janitor found him hiding in a room in one of the campus' buildings and alerted campus police.
After the arrest, narcotics officers got Denton's consent to search his dorm room in the North Tower, where they recovered about 250,000 hits of LSD with an estimated street value of $500,000, authorities said.
His next scheduled court appearance is Monday.
Lemme get this straight: acid is selling for only two bucks a hit these days? Wow.
I guess the LSD market took a bit of a crash after the techno-rave scene of the 1990s finally petered out.