(Mobile, Ala.) - During a Tuesday news conference, Mobile County Sheriff Sam Cochran revealed his department is investigating the possibility a USA student, shot to death by campus police, was under the influence of LSD.
LSD stands for lysergic acid diethlamide, which is actually a fungus.
And it only takes a little, an amount as small as a grain of salt, to dramatically alter someone's reality, or their perception of themselves.
Right now, investigators can only say they have reasons to strongly suspect LSD played a role in Gil Collar's behavior early Saturday morning.
But only a toxicology report can offer more definite proof.
At the Drug Education Council in Mobile, they have no knowledge or involvement in the case.
But experts there do know more about the almost forgotten drug that investigators believe played a role in this tragic death.
"Some people can get very aggressive, violent," said the Council's Gail Hooper. "You know, there used to be stories in the 60s and 70s about people doing things, like trying to fly, jumping off of buildings an. It just completely alters the way they see themselves and the world around them, and they act on those delusions, those hallucinations."
Sheriff Cochran says they've asked the state lab to make an extra effort to get the results from Collars toxicology test back to Mobile as soon as possible.