Cal Poly student arrested for dealing drugs to teens
September 22, 2010
A Cal Poly freshman was arrested for allegedly selling a psychoactive stimulant to two teenagers who became violently ill from the drug.
Experiencing symptoms that included a sore throat, violent vomiting, euphoria and elevated body temperatures, the two 15-year-old Templeton boys were taken to Twin Cities Community Hospital where they were treated for Mephedrone ingestion on Sept.11.
Sheriff deputies arrested Quinn Alister Hall, 18, of Templeton for selling the drugs to the teenagers. He allegedly told the Templeton boys the drug was similar to ecstasy.
Mephedrone comes in a fine white to off white powder form that can be mixed in liquid, injected or inhaled and may come in tablet or capsule form. The drug is fairly new to the United States.
It is believed to cause small holes to appear in the lungs and can also result in an embolism, sheriff officials said.
Hall was in possession of over two pounds of Mephedrone when he was arrested and charged with child endangerment and sales of a controlled substance on Sept. 21.
Hall was booked into San Luis Obispo County Jail and released on $100,000 bail.
Deputies are asking parents to talk to their children about this drug and its potentially harmful effects.