According to the DEA, in November Hawaii resident David Behar, 33, agreed to sell 5 grams of LSD to undercover agents. On Thursday, he and Hawaii resident Lindsay Hogue, 30, were arrested with the LSD that Behar had obtained after traveling to a residence on the 800 block of Smith Road in Watsonville. At the time of the arrest, Hogue had $5,500 in cash in her purse.
The agents allegedly found $2,200 in cash and pay/owe sheets with entries in the thousands of dollars in the couple's possession.
A subsequent search of the Smith Road residence turned up 15 grams of LSD, 5 pounds of marijuana, $6,000 U.S. Currency, nine gold coins and three silver bars. The 20 grams of LSD is enough to produce approximately 200,000 doses, according to a DEA statement.
“LSD is a drug we have not seen for a while in the Bay Area; however, this sizeable seizure proves there still is a market for the substance,'' DEA Special Agent in Charge Javier F. Pena said in a statement.
“This alarming amount, for instance, could provide every citizen of Watsonville with four doses each.''