Daniel Chong is a 24-year-old engineering student at the University of San Diego. He was arrested during a 4/20 campus raid, in which DEA agents confiscated marijuana, mushrooms, and thousands of ecstasy pills along with weapons and ammo.
Chong admitted to authorities that he did, in fact, smoke weed, but was told that he was free to leave by authorities. Instead of actually leaving, Chong was placed in a 5 ft. by 10 ft. holding cell, where he says he was left for the next five days.
Here’s more, excerpted from Gawker:
“They never came back, ignored all my cries and I still don’t know what happened,” he told the TV station. “I’m not sure how they could forget me.” Chong says he was forced to drink his own urine to keep hydrated, and ingested some methamphetamine he found to stay awake. “I had to do what I had to do to survive,” he said.
By the third day, Chong was hallucinating and became suicidal, trying to take his own life with a shard he broke off his glasses with his teeth. By the fifth day, when the cell door finally opened, Chong’s attorney Gene Iredale says his client was “completely incoherent.”
Hong was later taken to a local hospital, where he remained in intensive care for three days. He and his attorney have yet to receive any explanation from the DEA.