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DEA Mistakenly Leaves Student in Holding Cell for 5 Days, Where He Was Forced to Drink His Own Urine to Stay Alive

The DEA left a student in a holding cell without food, water, or a bathroom for five days. Daniel Chong slept over at a friend's house after celebrating April 20th, a day that marijuana users set aside to smoke pot. The DEA raided the house the next day and took him and eight others down to a local DEA office to answers questions. After he was told he was free to go, he was placed into a holding cell.

Chong screamed and pounded on the walls for help, but no one came to let him out, even after hearing people enter and exit the building. Since he was left without water, he was forced to drink his own urine and ate a white powdery substance found in his cell that turned out to be methamphetamine.

After all of this, he tried to take his own life

by breaking his own glasses, swallowing part of the glass and trying to carve his arms with the glass. When the agents finally discovered him, he was unresponsive and was sent to intensive care.

The DEA admits they lost him and will continue to investigate this story.

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