New York

Boy Scout leader accused of giving LSD, marijuana and alcohol to teenage troop member

An assistant scoutmaster at a suburban New York Boy Scout troop is facing criminal charges after allegedly sharing LSD, marijuana and alcohol with a troop member.

Court documents indicate Lawrence Moschitta (moh-SHEE'-tuh), of West Babylon, was arrested Sunday. The incident allegedly happened Dec. 3 in Moschitta's Long Island home.

The 32-year-old was charged with two misdemeanors: unlawfully dealing with a child and failure to exercise control of a minor.

His father, Anthony Moschitta, said in a telephone call that the accusations were not true. He said his son, who is a former Eagle Scout, was not available to comment.

A letter obtained by The Associated Press says that Moschitta was removed from Troop 183's charter and is no longer a Boy Scouts member.