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Pair accused of drug-making released

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Two young men accused of manufacturing a hallucinogenic drug in a Georgetown dorm room were ordered released Wednesday into the custody of their fathers and were allowed to return to Massachusetts.

Charles Smith, a freshman in Georgetown's School of Foreign Service, and his high school friend, John Perrone, a freshman at the University of Richmond, appeared in U.S. District Court Wednesday.

Perrone, left, and Smith. (Andover High School 2010 Yearbook)

Prosecutors and their attorneys agreed to forgo a detention hearing, and a judge ordered the two released to await further hearings.

Smith and Perrone, both 18 and 2010 high school classmates from Andover, Mass., were arrested Saturday for allegedly manufacturing the drug DMT in Smith's Georgetown dorm room.

Under the conditions of their release, the two must remain in their homes in Andover under electronic monitoring at night and most seek full time employment or enroll in school during the day.

-- Paul Duggan

By Washington Post editors  | October 27, 2010; 4:19 PM ET
Categories:  Paul Duggan, Schools, The District, Updates  
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Thank you, WaPo, for the pictures. It only took you guys, what, four days and gripes about white privilege to fill in these blanks.

Well now, these fine young lads get to return to their tony Boston suburb in their fathers' custody. Had these young men been DeLonte and Marcus from southeast DC, such a release would not have happened. There is justice for them (white and monied) and "just us" for the rest (no money or influence).

Posted by: meldupree | October 27, 2010 5:55 PM | Report abuse

Your so right Mel. Isn't it curious that they are using pictures from what looks like a high school year book. That's probably what took so long. Anyone else and they would have simply used their mug shots.

Just another one of those things that makes you go Hmmmmm........

Posted by: fridaythe13th89 | October 27, 2010 6:18 PM | Report abuse

Keep it moving, no surprises here. Believe me had they left them in central cell they would be sopranos upon release. Just Us

Posted by: msdooby1 | October 27, 2010 6:31 PM | Report abuse

This is amazing. Released to the custody of their fathers??? While watching the news earlier, I noticed the only pictures or video (none) of these "young lads" was from the artist in the court room. Where were the news cameras and video folks that usually capture "criminals" leaving U S District Court??

Posted by: CourtofPublicOpinion | October 27, 2010 7:51 PM | Report abuse

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