This story is horrific if true. His crime? Smoking pot at home with some friends. NBC San Diego:
[H]e was placed in a cell for five days without any human contact and was not given food or drink. In his desperation, he said he was forced to drink his own urine....
After days of being ignored, Chong said he tried to take his own life by breaking the glass from his spectacles with his teeth and then carving “Sorry mom,” on his wrists. He said nurses also found pieces of glass in his throat, which led him to believe he ingested the pieces purposefully.
He said when employees discovered him in the cell that they looked confused and nervous. A DEA employee rode with him to the hospital, where they paid for Chong’s visit.Jesus Christ. If this story is true, there should be congressional hearings on this and heads should roll. We get so concerned when some Secret Service agents have sex with a hooker, but when DEA agents torture and leave to die an American college student, what's the repercussion?
He spent three days in the intensive care unit at Sharp Hospital and his kidneys were close to failing.
The DEA has not apologized to Chong, said Iredale.