Atascadero man busted for bad drug batch
February 25, 2015
An Atascadero man who attends Wesleyan University in Connecticut is one of four students facing charges in connection with a batch of the party drug Molly that sent 12 people to the hospital. [LA Times]
Andrew Olson, 20, faces two counts of possession of a hallucinogen and one count of sale of a hallucinogen. The university has suspended Olson, as well as the other three suspects, Wesleyan President Michael S. Roth announced Tuesday.
“None of us want to see arrests on our campus, but even less do we want to see ambulances rushing from our residences with students whose lives are in danger,” Roth said in a statement.
Ten students and two visitors went to the hospital over the weekend after taking the Molly. Two remained in the hospital Tuesday night, according to the university.
Some of the victims are believed to have taken the drug at a rave on Saturday night.
Authorities were holding Olson in jail on $150,000 bail. Multiple media sources have reported that the Atascadero man has posted bond and is due in court on March 3.
Two of the other students arrested are from Maryland. One is from Rio de Janeiro.
Police are still investigating the case. Detectives are trying to determine how exactly the Molly batch was cooked and distributed.