Thirteen Marines stationed at Camp Pendleton, California who were arrested in July for their alleged involvement in human smuggling at the U.S. Mexico border were recently charged with a litany of offenses, including "transporting and/or conspiring to transport undocumented immigrants," stealing smoke grenades, perjury, and failure to obey an order.
But one charge, leveled at a Marine lance corporal, stands out: the distribution of LSD on base.
Despite the nature of their alleged offenses, a charge of dealing acid seems a bit surprising. After all, it's difficult to imagine anything more horrifying than tripping balls on LSD while getting screamed at and aggressively knife-handed by an enraged SNCO for not having a proper hair cut, or for failing to render the proper greeting of the day.
Walter White surveys his new empire (AMC/U.S. Navy)
In the latestacid-relatedincident to hit the U.S. armed forces, a pair of sailors were recently convicted of manufacturing LSD for distribution while stationed at a California naval base, Navy Times reports.
--Air Force personnel at a ICBM base in Wyoming amused themselves by taking LSD whilst not on duty with the apocalyptic weaponry. Lt. Col. Owsley Stanley is reported to be looking into the incident. (OK, that last sentence is an obscure Grateful Dead joke.) Which raises some questions: What drugs go best with what weapons? Americans tend to prefer a cocktail of alcohol and firearms, but there are many other possibilities. We know the Air Force pairs “go pills” (amphetamines) with piloting warplanes. Apparently LSD goes well with thermonuclear weaponry. Makes a kind of sense.