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[–] gorillaconvict [S] 1 points 39 points (+40|-1) ago 

It is nice to finally be out. I have been out since last August. That is when I went to the halfway house for 6 months. So technically only out since February. But life is great. I kind of self medicated with pot for my first 9 years inside. I was in shock. I had a death wish, not like I wanted to kill myself but I didn't care about my life. I was reckless. Tried to prove I was a tough guy and I smoked pot everyday. At nine years in I got a clue and started working for my future. So it took me nine years to get over the hump as you say. Lots of interesting stories. I got a book called Prison Stories that is available on amazon or gorillaconvict.com that relates a lot of stories and you can check out my work on VICE, there are a lot of different prison stories there. I am going to adapt my book Prison Stories into a graphic novel too. Also I got tons of stuff on prison life, prison gangs and life inside the belly of the beast on my website at gorillaconvict.com, check it out.

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[–] Farty_Napkins 1 points 22 points (+23|-1) ago 

How do you get pot in prison?

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[–] Beers 0 points 31 points (+31|-0) ago 

Awesome AMA!

From your site

...after spending two years as a top-15 fugitive on the US Marshal’s most wanted list... for an LSD kingpin conviction ...

Those two years must have been stressful. If you had the choice again, would you take those two years of freedom as opposed to turning yourself in, knowing that you would be caught eventually? Care to talk about how they tracked you down?

I'm having trouble finding quantities that qualify for the kingpin conviction. I also noticed there wasn't anything about volume on your site. Would you mind talking about the kind of volume you were moving?

A first-time, non-violent offender, Seth has served 18 years of his 25 year mandatory minimum sentence

First time, non-violent, mandatory minimum sentences drive me crazy. Do you believe mandatory minimums are necessary in some cases, or perhaps never necessary at all? Also, I'm slightly confused on how you only served part of your mandatory minimum. Can you (or someone else) explain how that works?

Also, what are your thoughts on the new RCs that have been replacing LSD, like 25-i? They are more dangerous it seems, and incredibly inexpensive to produce, likely caused by LSD's dramatic legal status. Do you have any opinions on the solution?

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[–] weezkitty 1 points 23 points (+24|-1) ago 

We need to get rid of minimum sentences. Especially for non-violent crimes

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[–] gorillaconvict [S] 0 points 30 points (+30|-0) ago 

I agree. I deserved to go to prison because I broke the law but for 21 years. That was crazy. They have all types of dudes in prison doing crazy amounts of time for little amounts of drugs and dudes serving life for non violent offenses.

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[–] gorillaconvict [S] 0 points 16 points (+16|-0) ago 

I was glad when I was caught but I didn't want to go to prison. It was nice to be me and to be able to talk to my parents because when I was a fugitive I cut off contact with everyone from my previous life. I was a top 15 US Marshals list fugitive. I got arrested in Missouri for about a quarter pound of pot. I got released but they matched up my prints and the fugitive task force hunted me down and caught me as I was waiting to do a twenty pound deal and get out of dodge. Bad timing on my part. I thought I was smarter them then but I wasn't I had a bunch of fake ID and some money and thought I was an outlaw. For my conspiracy they said I distributed close to a million hits of acid. I don't like mandatory minimum let the judge sentence the defendant not a computer. I served 21 years my mandatory minimum was 20. I don't know anything about RC's that is new to me never heard of them. I know about LSD 25 if that is what you are talking about. Can't really speak on something that I don't know about.

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[–] 2017493 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

RC stands for Research Chemical, basically a thing made in a lab and it's legal because it hasn't been made illegal yet. They do the same shit with synthetic marijuana when their chemical gets made illegal, they just slightly alter the chemical and it's legal again.

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[–] Beers 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Ah, just a QP too, rough. Did you get caught with the twenty pack on you, or just before you were going to get it?

This is the new drug I am talking about, it is often sold as LSD, but at moderately high dosages it can become fatal. As you probably know, this is very bad for people who are confident they can handle a lot of acid. 25-I is sold on blotters just like LSD. It's way cheaper. I've only seen the prices online, but LSD is something like 5-10x more expensive. So scummy dealers lie and say its LSD and then people get hurt or die when they take heroic doses. https://www.erowid.org/chemicals/2ci_nbome/2ci_nbome.shtml

There are fortunately some small differences that can help reduce risk. First, 25-I is bitter and LSD is tasteless. This has created a saying, "If it's bitter, it's a spitter." Second, 25-I will not get you high if you swallow it, but LSD will, so if someone is unsure, they can swallow the tab to reduce the possibility of tripping on 25-I.

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[–] reed 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

LSA is similar to LSD and if found naturally in morning glory seeds.

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[–] Number1dududuNumber1 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

25-c is similar to 25-i but about 1/3 the duration.

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[–] gorillaconvict [S] 1 points 13 points (+14|-1) ago 

you just have to find work where you can it may not be the job that you want but someone will hire you if you look enough plus the ban the box movement is gaining momentum. But don't give in or use that lame out or cop out. every man has to do what he has to do but you can find work and work your way up in whatever field you choose. maybe you can't work in the field you were in before but don't cop out and use that as an excuse especially if you got a kid. get a job and keep it and keep looking for something better. put yourself out there and someone will give you a chance.

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[–] Deft 0 points 14 points (+14|-0) ago 

Was jail as dangerous and scary as they describe it to be?

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[–] gorillaconvict [S] 0 points 13 points (+13|-0) ago 

What they show in tv shows and movies is the extreme. Does that stuff happen yes. But mostly at the higher level places, when you drop down in level it gets a lot tamer but its still prison and anything an happen at anytime. Check out my book Prison Stories its a pretty accurate account of the time I served when I first came into prison in the 90s. Prison can be scary but if you are a man on the street and you carry yourself the right way you will be ok but if you try to act like a tough guy someone will call your bluff and make you prove it because there are some serious dudes in prison that don't mess around and they live to expose people and prove that they aren't cut like that.

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[–] lubbocksux 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

Bro, this was the pen, not jail.

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[–] gorillaconvict [S] 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago 

You ar correct county jail is much different that a mainline prison yard. But things can jump off in the county too. But in the mainline yards its much more political and gang orientated.

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[–] sleepingwithsheeple 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

806 represent

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[–] erki 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago 

Do you believe LSD is a drug that any adventurous person should try at least once, just for the experience? If not, did you believe that 21 years ago?

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[–] gorillaconvict [S] 0 points 23 points (+23|-0) ago 

I think anyone should try anything they want. I was very pro LSD at one time. I was more into the culture and the freedom than anything. I believed I provided a service and was giving people what they wanted and needed. Now maybe not so much but I still believe you should be able to ingest what you want. Not that I would be a drug dealer again. I already went that route. I am on a more legitimate avenue now but everything I have done makes me who I am. But LSD does make you see things in a different light and can get you out of that rut people get stuck in I would say.

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[–] meno 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

I want to try it so bad, but have no idea how to get it since its so rare. :/

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[–] KhalDrongo 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

I have schizophrenia. Still worth it.

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[–] bobroland 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

It's been two decades since I've taken LSD...or any drug for that matter.

Personal opinion, is that you should. My son is 15, and I find myself thinking about this question. If there's one drug, beside pot, that I would feel safe with him taking, it would be LSD. You can't overdose on it, you can't get addicted. It may even be a positive experience in your life.

Now, few things to toss out there. It's a tool, not a toy. Treat it as such. Make sure you're in a safe space, put away things that might be dangerous, and hide your car keys.

If you're interested in pushing the limits of your perception, there's nothing better. You find yourself, after, facing that existential crisis. If all we know is through our senses, and we experience our senses flawed, how can we be said to know anything? It's the first step to wisdom, realizing you know nothing.

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[–] gorillaconvict [S] 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

i used to love mushrooms too. I had a friend way back when that used to grow them in his town house. He had the whole top two floors made into grow rooms and he used to get about 20 pounds every couple of months and sell each pound for 1000 and they were good mushrooms they was way back like 1988 though. I used to buy them from him all the time.

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[–] xsibleyx 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I've never even seen those either.

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[–] Tsugumori 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

Can you provide any verification?

Also, what's the best and/or worst true crime story you have?

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[–] gorillaconvict [S] 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago 

Edited description with verification.

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[–] Tsugumori 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Thanks! Now what about the story? :)

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[–] gorillaconvict [S] 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

You can look my name up on the BOP registry. It will say I am released but Rolling Stone wrote an article that you can read it is linked above or just google my name. I believe that is verification enough. The Supreme Team: The Birth of Crack and Hip-Hop, Prince's Reign of Terror and the Supreme/50 Cent Beef Exposed is probably my best book so far. That is why I adapted it into a comic book. But Prison Stories is good also.

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[–] killywilly93 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

how big was this distribution?

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[–] gorillaconvict [S] 1 points 12 points (+13|-1) ago 

the feds said that I sold a million hits of acid and supplied 15 colleges in five states but that is a stretch. i was making at my best 20-30k a month. i had about a three year run. in the big scheme of things I was a small drug dealer. for a teenager I was a big drug dealer but I wasn't a kingpin by any means.

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[–] YikYak 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

What happened to all of the money?

Were you producing the LSD or a reseller?

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[–] XDvandalDJ 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

What did you think of technology growth once you got out? Did you see it much while serving your sentence?

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[–] gorillaconvict [S] 1 points 8 points (+9|-1) ago 

i saw it through commercials and heard about it from people i talked to in the world and people coming it. my final two years i probably read 100 of those dummy and idiots guide books on the internet, smartphones, mac book, operating system, digital cameras and stuff like that. I wanted to learn. It was challenging at first but I have come a long way still learning but I got an iPhone 6 plus and I am pretty proficient with it and a mac book pro that I use for my writing stuff. you saw cell phone and smart phones in prison but i never had one.

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