SAN FRANCISCO – A suspected member of an LSD distribution ring was arrested in California after nearly four decades on the lam.
San Francisco police Lt. Bill Darr said Brenice Lee Smith was taken into custody Saturday at San Francisco International Airport after arriving from Nepal.
He was arrested on two, nearly 40-year-old warrants issued in Orange County related to the sale and possession of drugs.
The 64-year-old Smith is suspected of being part of the Brotherhood of Eternal Love, which Rolling Stone magazine once dubbed the "Hippie Mafia."
The group is suspected of smuggling large amounts of hashish from Pakistan and Afghanistan and producing and distributing "Orange Sunshine" LSD.
The Brotherhood was also known for paying the Weather Underground to bust LSD guru Timothy Leary out of jail.