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College student's bad trip draws attention to LSD-like drug

College student's bad trip draws attention to LSD-like drug

As a shirtless and barefoot UCF student flipped out on campus, police body cameras captured a possible clue about what triggered his rampage. In a video that quickly went viral last week, the student told police he took LSD possibly two hours before his frenzy April 19 outside a University of Central Florida library. But was it a bad trip on the psychedelic drug — popularized by hippies in the 1960s — that spurred his frantic behavior, or a violent reaction to a more dangerous synthetic drug often marketed as LSD? That debate heated up on social media after the release of the UCF police footage. Experts who either viewed or heard about the student's outburst said his...

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