Rusty Holman of Delray Beach, Florida was arrested last Monday for allegedly selling almost $2,000 worth of lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) to an undercover informant working with Boca Raton police. He is being held at Palm Beach County Jail in lieu of $75,000 bail. News reports did not specify a lawyer for Holman.
According to the police report filed, a confidential informant told police that Hoyman, 28, was purportedly looking to sell about $640 worth of LSD. He had one “sheet” (100 doses of LSD) for sale, sources say.
The informant claims to have first met with Hoyman and purchased $650 worth of drugs from him in January. The informant then transferred the drugs to law enforcement, sources indicate. The informant allegedly bought drugs from Hoyman again on two other occasions in February and March. It is not clear where these purported exchanges took place. The police report states that in total, the informant purchased almost $2,000 worth of LSD from Hoyman.
In order to capture Hoyman, the police set up one last drug deal at an undisclosed location, sources indicate. Hoyman was purportedly apprehended after exiting his vehicle. Boca Raton police claim to have found a bag containing 125.7 grams of marijuana and 3.7 grams of LSD inside of Hoyman’s car.
Hoyman faces charges for trafficking LSD, which is classified as a Schedule I substance by the Controlled Substances Act of 1970. It is illegal to manufacture, process, distribute, possess, or buy LSD without a license from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).
Sentences for first-time, non-violent offenders convicted of trafficking in LSD (and other Schedule I drugs) can easily turn into life sentences when multiple sales are prosecuted in one proceeding. The synthetic drug is believed has no legitimate medical use in treatment, as well as a high potential for abuse. In addition, there is a lack of accepted safety for use of the drug. These three criteria make the drug a Schedule I substance.
While there are no documented deaths caused by chemical toxicity after ingesting LSD, there have been deaths caused by behavioral toxicity. This happens when people who take the drug do not appreciate the dangers in their environment. LSD can cause extreme agitation brought on by disturbing hallucinations. These hallucinations have been known to lead to suicide or unintentional deaths as users try to flee their drug-induced illusions.