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|Jan 22, 1999
San Francisco's "LSD guru" sentenced to 20 years in prison.
After living underground for almost 20 years, one of San Francisco's famous "Flower Children", Nicholas Sand, 57, was captured and sentenced to an additional five years in prision.
Samuel Conti, the same judge who sentenced Sand to 15 years in 1974 for manufacturing LSD and tax evasion, added the five years for jumping a $50,000 bail in 1976 and fleeing to Canada.
According to Sand's attorney, Patrick Hallinan, "This was a last hurrah for the Flower Children," Sand has been linked to leaders of the Hippie movement including Timothy Leary as well as the Hells Angels motorcycle gang.
Sand fled the U.S. and lived underground until he was arrested in Vancouver, Canada on Sept. 26, 1996. He was busted with a drug lab producing LSD, Ecstasy and Nexus. According to police he had enough raw materials to make 45 million hits of LSD.
Sand was extradited to the United States in May, 1998 to serve out his original sentence. Last October, Conti found Sand guilty of skipping bail.
Sand's attorney said Sand has been commited to LSD since
the 1960's "He does believe in the therapeutic effects of (LSD), and the
religious aspects of it, the spiritual aspects. He is really a true
believer in the psychedelic movement, and has always been."
Jan 11, 1999: Ken Kesey and John Perry Barlow spoke out against US drug policy at the 11th Annual Digital Be-In in San Francisco. Entitled "Body, Mind and Cyberspace," the Be-In speakers emphasized the important connection between psychedelic drugs and computer technology, especially the Internet. For more on this event check out the Wired News story.
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