Lancaster Man Arrested For Allegedly Trafficking LSD In North Carolina

LANCASTER COUNTY, SC — A Lancaster man was arrested Friday in North Carolina on multiple drug related charges, including trafficking LSD.

Christopher Owens, 23, was under surveillance by multiple local, state and federal agencies when authorities say he traveled to Charlotte Friday and delivered 1,000 doses or “hits” to an undercover source on Sugarcreek Road.

Owens was the subject of a drug investigation into allegations he was selling LSD from his home in Lancaster to customers in North Carolina.

When agents raided Owens’ home on Kings Circle later that evening, they say more than 1,200 hits of LSD, nearly 170 Ecstasy (MDMA) pills, 35 grams of marijuana, mushrooms containing Psilocybin, drug paraphernalia including bongs, pipes, grinders and scales, an AK-47, and more than $1,300 in cash was recovered.

Agents say multiple sheets of botch paper, small squares commonly infused with LSD, where also found at the home. They are being tested for LSD residue, officials say, and could result in additional charges.

A second and third home in Forsyth County, NC were also raided Friday. Officials say they seized nearly 4,000 hits of LSD, marijuana, another AK-47, more than $11,000 cash and arrested three additional suspects at those two locations

Owens will be charged with the following as a result of the items found during the Kings Circle search once he is released from NC custody and returned to Lancaster County:

  • Trafficking More than 1,000 Doses of LSD
  • Trafficking More than 100 Doses of Ecstasy
  • Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana
  • Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Violent Crime

Sheriff Barry Faile says, “I am a little surprised at the presence of such a large quantity of LSD in our county. We appreciate the information shared with us by the Mocksville Police Department, the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Department, and the Department of Homeland Security. This joint operation led to the arrest of four people on very serious drug charges and the seizure of several thousand doses of LSD, a large amount of cash, and two firearms.”