Three Clarkson students hospitalized after taking LSD; alleged seller jailed
Tuesday, December 4, 2012 - 11:46 am

POTSDAM -- Three Clarkson University students hospitalized last weekend had ingested LSD from another student, according to the Potsdam Police Department.

The alleged seller is facing felony charges and is in the county jail on $2,500 bail.

Potsdam officers responded to three incidents over the weekend where individuals had taken some type of substance that caused aggressive behavior and hallucinations.

All three exhibited bizarre and aggressive behavior and had to be restrained by patrols prior to being taken to Canton Potsdam Hospital for evaluation, police said.

One was held overnight in the emergency room while the other two were transferred to the hospital’s Critical Care Unit.

Potsdam Police Department drug investigators determined that all three students had consumed LSD.

A search warrant was executed on a Bay Street address where Kane W. Henderson, 22, of West Linn, Oregon and a senior at Clarkson, was arrested on charges of fifth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell, both Class D felonies, and the misdemeanor charge of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Police allege Henderson sold the drug to the students who had to be hospitalized over the weekend.

The search of his residence led to the seizure of LSD, psilocybin mushrooms, molly, prescription drugs, and marijuana.

Also seized were items of drug paraphernalia, drug packaging and processing materials, and U.S. currency believed to be the proceeds of drug sales.

Henderson was arraigned before Potsdam Village Justice Pignone and sent to the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility in lieu of $2,500 dollar cash bail or $5,000 dollar bond.

Additional charges are pending the result of lab analysis, police said.

Investigators from the county Drug Task Force, including from the county Sheriff’s Office and the Gouverneur and Ogdensburg police departments, assisted.