A Wichita man has been sentenced to nearly 10 years in prison for selling synthetic LSD.
This morning, a Sedgwick County District Judge sentenced Andrew Strickley, 25, to 9 years and 9 months after he pleaded guilty to several drug charges.
Those charges include two counts of distribution of a hallucinogenic, possession of the drug with intent to sell, possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell, sale of marijuana and proceeds derived from violations of drug laws.
The drug is known as 25i (25-I), N-BOMe (N-bomb) or Smile, and is ten times stronger than LSD according to assistant District Attorney Mike Jennings.
A press release from the District Attorney says it comes in a powder which is turned into a liquid and applied to blotter paper. They also say the postage stamp sized paper may have familiar cartoon characters on it.
Director of the Sedgwick County Regional Forensic Science Center, Dr. timothy Rohrig, says 19 people have died in the U.S. from using N-BOMe.