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Formal charges on Thursday were filed against two people who authorities believe were operating a dimethyltryptamine lab from a Georgetown University dorm.
Charles B. Smith and John Perrone each face one federal count and one District of Columbia count of unlawfully manufacturing a controlled substance, according to court documents.
No court date has been set.
Additional court documents filed by attorneys representing Smith and Perrone indicate that the defendants intend to reach a plea deal with the government.
"Counsel for the defendants and the government have reached an agreement that will resolve the matter by a pre-indictment plea," the motion reads.
Authorities believe Smith and Perrone were trying to manufacture the hallucinogenic drug DMT in Georgetown's Harbin Hall in October. The operation was thwarted after someone reported an odd odor to police.
Smith was a freshman at Georgetown and Perrone a freshman at the University of Richmond at the time of their arrest.