largest bust; (LSD) lysergic acid diethylamide in E missile silo near Wamego, Kansas


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William Leonard Pickard

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Born (1945-10-21) October 21, 1945 (age 69)
DeKalb County, Georgia
Occupation lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) manufacturing
Criminal status Serving

... is one of two people convicted in the largest lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) case; Found in E missile silo near Wamego, Kansas; doing $80 million a month cash had a $100,000 stereo and had young hip Lords of England saying he was a good guy. and should be free not put in jail.

Despite criticism for their methodology, the DEA contends that following their arrest there was a 90% drop in the availability of LSD worldwide.[1][2] Pickard himself has long-refuted these claims, and points to more reliable data from the Drug Abuse Monitoring Network indicating that there was actually an increase of LSD availability from 2003-2006

Prior to his arrest, Pickard was deputy director of University of California, Los Angeles' Drug Policy Research Program.

He came from a well-to-do family; his father was a lawyer and his mother was a fungal disease expert at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In high school, he was an honors student, played basketball, and was named "most intellectual".

He earned a scholarship to Princeton University, but dropped out after one term, instead preferring to hang out at Greenwich Village jazz clubs. Later, he earned a degree from Purdue University in Indiana.

In 1971, he got a job as a research manager at University of California, Berkeley, Department of Bacteriology and Immunology, a job he held until 1974. From this year, his academic resume begins a 20-year gap.

In December 1988, a neighbor reported a strange chemical odor coming from an architectural shop at a Mountain View, California industrial park. Federal agents arrived to find 200,000 doses of LSD and William Pickard inside. Pickard was charged with manufacturing LSD and served five years in prison.

The laboratory was contained inside a trailer that had been moved into a warehouse. It contained state-of-the-art equipment, including a roto-evaporator, heating mantles and a pill press. He was producing kilogram quantities of LSD and putting them onto windowpane, microdot, and blotter forms. He spent time in prison for this and became a Buddhist while inside.

By 1994, Pickard had enrolled at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Here he focused on drug abuse in the former Soviet Union, where he theorized the booming black market and many unemployed chemists could lead to a flood of the drug market;

From then up until the Wamego, Kansas bust in 2000, the laboratory had a number of different locations. Pickard never liked to stay at one location more than two years, so as not to draw attention to himself. In early 1996 the lab was located in Oregon; it was subsequently moved to Aspen, Colorado in late 1996. From September 1997 to September 1999 the laboratory was located in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The dates of which Skinner became involved with Pickard and Apperson are uncertain, according to court testimony from both Pickard and Skinner.
Former missile silo in Kansas I grow up next to these
joe said it most be in a dark place. RD said he knew him and the stuff glowed in the dark.
Example of blotter art used as a medium for LSD


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