Psychedelic Drug Lab Shut Down: DMT Lab Busted in Colorado
A psychedelic drug lab was shut down in Colorado after authorities received a tip. The residents were manufacturing DMT inside the house in Commerce City.
According to the Denver Post, a patrol officer received a tip on Sunday afternoon about a house in Commerce City. The tip stated that the men inside the house were manufacturing drugs.
A neighbor stated that three men moved into the house about five months ago, according to the Denver Post. Authorities received the tip around 5 p.m. on Sunday and the North Metro Task Force execiuted a search warrant around 8:30 p.m. that same day.
It's unknown whether any arrests were made but authorities were seen at those in hazmat suits and taking samples for lab tests. A fire crew also stood by, according to the Denver Post.
DMT is a psychedelic drug, which allegedly gives you a psychedelic experience faster than other psychedelics like LSD or magic mushrooms. DMT is a main component of ayahuasca. Although DMT is illegal and a Schedule 1 substance in the United States, ayahuasca plants are not illegal.
According to the Denver Post:
This is a drug that occurs naturally in plants and is one of the active constituents in ayahuasca. Amazonian healers for hundreds of hears have prized ayahuasca plants and use them for spiritual awakening.
It appears that ayahuasca is legal for religious purposes in the United States.