Cast of Primary Characters  

 

From the very beginning of unrecorded time, men have searched for substances that would alter, extend, and materially change their perceptions of reality. Some have used these drugs to journey into the uncharted tunnels of the mind in search of medical and scientific truth. Others look behind the curtain just for kicks. The Wizard of Oz behind the curtain in this story is the Sorcerer Chemist William Leonard Pickard.

 

THE BRAINS & LEADER OF THE LSD ORGANIZATION:  WILLIAM LEONARD PICKARD

 

*HONORS STUDENT IN HIGH SCHOOL, NAMED “MOST INTELLECTUAL” BY PEERS *TRUST FUND, FATHER IS LAWYER & SCIENTISTS FREQUENTLY VISIT HOME

*ENDOWED BY NATURE WITH PHENOMINAL CHEMICAL KNOWLEDGE FACULTY

*VEGETARIAN BUDDHIST MONK WHO DOESN’T DRINK ALCOHOL OR SMOKE *BRILLIANT CHEMIST WITH MASTERS DEGREE FROM HARVARD

*LEGITIMATE COVER AS DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF UNIVERSITY OF CA PROGRAM  WHICH  TRACKS ILLEGAL DRUGS

*INTERNATIONAL CONTACTS WHICH RANGE FROM BRITISH ARISTOCRATS AND  DRUG LORDS IN AFGHANISTAN TO FORMER KGB AGENTS IN RUSSIA

*CLAIMS HE ATTEMPTED TO ARRANGE THE EXCHANGE OF FOUR STINGER  MISSILES AND 800 KILOS OF HEROIN TO U.S. AUTHORITIES IN EXCHANGE FOR  THE EARLY RELEASE OF AFGHANISTAN COLONEL AKBAR FROM FEDERAL PRISON

*MARATHON RUNNER WHO IS ADVOCATE OF “ENTHEOGENS”

*MEDITATES &  PRACTICES YOGA AT ZEN CENTER IN SAN FRANCISCO

*UTILIZED HIS HARVARD CONNECTIONS TO OBTAIN CHEMICAL INFORMATION  VIA  INTERVIEW WITH FENTANYL CHEMIST MARQUARDT IN FEDERAL PRISON

*CONNECTIONS IN RUSSIAN HEALTH MINISTRY TO STUDY FENTANYL

*CONDUCTED DRUG POLICY STUDIES AT QUEEN ELIZABETH'S WINDSOR CASTLE  AND FRIEND OF LORD JAMES & LADY AMANDA NEIDPATH OF ENGLAND

*A SUPREME CHAMELEON GAME PLAYER, INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL CON MAN,  AND MASTER OF  SOCIAL  MANIPULATION

*THREE TIME CONVICTED FELON WITH OVER A DOZEN ARRESTS FOR OFFENSES  WHICH RANGED FROM DRUG MANUFACTURING AND PASSPORT FRAUD TO  FORGERY AND CARRYING A CONCEILED WEAPON

*DEA CHEMISTS TESTIFIED THAT EVIDENCE OF LIQUID AND POWDER LSD, AN  LSD BY-PRODUCT AND TWO PRECURSORS TO LSD SHOWED PICKARD'S LAB &  CHEMICALS COULD HAVE PRODUCED AN ESTIMATED 2.8 BILLION DOSES OF LSD. 

*OPINION: MOST INTELLIGENT & SOPHISTICATED CRIMINAL IN U.S. HISTORY

 

THE SOCIOPATH ENFORCER:  GORDON TODD SKINNER

 

*CLAIMED TO BE APPOINTED BY PICKARD AS THE DIRECTOR OF SECURITY

*HIGH PRIEST OF OKLAHOMA CULT & DRUG TRAFFICKING ORGANIZATION

*EMOTIONALLY UNSTABLE, BUT IQ WHICH IS BORDERLINE TO GENIUS

*UTILIZED FELLOW HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS AS GUINEA PIGS FOR TESTING NEW  HALLUCINOGENIC DRUGS HE MANUFACTURED 

*PURCHASES WAMEGO MISSILE SITE AND IMPORTED A MENAGERIE OF EXOTIC  ANIMALS, RANGING FROM LLAMAS AND PEACOCKS TO CLYDESDALE HORSES AND  HUNDREDS OF RABBITS TO RESIDE BEHIND THE HIGH SECURITY FENCES 

*REPORTS OF BEAUTIFUL WOMEN COMING TO THE BASE FOR SEX AND DRUG  ORGIES. GIRLS IN THEIR 20'S WERE IN AND OUT OF SKINNER'S HOT TUB

*CON MAN WHO POSED AS MEDICAL DOCTOR WHILE DEA INFORMANT

*STEP FATHER WAS IRS SPECIAL AGENT, MILLIONAIRE MOTHER

*UTILIZED HIS DEAD STEP-FATHER'S BADGE TO CASH IN CHIPS AT A KANSAS  CASINO AND WAS ARRESTED FOR IMPERSONATION OF US TREASURY AGENT 

*EVENTUAL DOWNFALL: FALLS IN LOVE WITH BONDAGE STRIPPER

*HIS CELLMATES IN OKLAHOMA PRISON NOW CALL HIM "DR. LECTER"

 

THE WIZARD'S APPRENTICE:  CLYDE APPERSON

 

*APPERSON’S ROLE WAS TO SET UP AND TAKE DOWN THE LSD LAB

*HE RECEIVED $100,000 FOR A MAJOR LAB SET-UP AND $50,000 TO TAKE IT DOWN IF  A LANDLORD WAS COMING THROUGH

*APPERSON HANDLED THE LAB’s MECHANICAL FUNCTIONS

*MAY HAVE ASSISTED PICKARD TO LAUNDER MONEY IN CALIFORNIA

*THE LAB WAS MOVED FROM ASPEN, CO, TO SANTA FE, NM, THEN TO THE MISSILE  SILO AT CARNIERO, KANSAS, BEFORE SKINNER MOVED IT TO STORAGE AT  SKINNER’s MISSILE BASE NEAR WAMEGO, KANSAS

 

THE MONEY LAUNDERER: STEFAN WATHNE

 

*NEW YORK SOCIALITE STEFAN WATHNE IS ALLEGED MONEY LAUNDERING    MASTERMIND BEHIND PICKARD’s INTERNATIONAL LSD EMPIRE

*ORIGINALLY FROM ICELAND, KNOWN AS THE “ICE MAN” IN DRUG CIRCLES

*SON OF A SOCIALLY PROMINENT NEW YORK FAMILY, HE SAT ON THE BOARD OF  THE AMERICAN RUSSIAN YOUTH ORCHESTRA, WHICH COUNTS LARA BUSH AS  IT’S HONORARY CHAIRWOMAN

*A HARVARD EDUCATED JET SETTER WHO IS WELL KNOWN IN SOCIAL CIRCLES  FROM MANHATTAN TO MOSCOW

*ACCUSED IN 2005 INDICTMENT OF LAUNDERING AS MUCH AS $3 MILLION  THROUGH RUSSIA FOR PICKARD’s ORGANIZATION

 

THE LAB EQUIPMENT SUPPLIER: ALFRED SAVINELLI

 

*A COUNTER CULTURE “ENTHEOGENIC” DRUG ENTHUSIAST IN TAOS, N.M. *AUTHOR OF “PLANTS of POWER” BOOK & “NATIVE SCENTS” COMPANY IN NEW  MEXICO

*HIS VISION IS “CONNECTING PEOPLE TO ANCIENT EARTH CONSCIOUS TOOLS FOR  PERSONAL TRANSFORMATION”

*SAVINELLI WAS PICKARD’s SPONSOR AT THE SHIN-TO TEMPLE FOR MONKHOOD  WHEN PICKARD WAS PURSUING HIS INTEREST IN BUDDHISM

*SAVINELLI COOPERATED WITH DEA & TESTIFIED AGAINST PICKARD

*SAVINELLI TESTIFIED PICKARD WAS ALSO INVOLVED IN A MURDER PLOT TO KILL  INFORMANTS IN HIS ORGANIZATION WITH EXOTIC CHEMICALS

 

THE ENTERTAINER:  DOROTHY STRIPPER

 

*SKINNER MEETS “DOROTHY STRIPPER” (ACTUAL NAME REDACTED) AT STRIP  CLUB  NEAR THE WAMEGO, KANSAS MISSILE SITE WHERE SHE PERFORMS AN  EXOTIC  BONDAGE  STRIPPER ROUTINE

*SKINNER SWEEPS DOROTHY OFF HER FEET AND GIVES HER A NEW PORSCHE AND  THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS TO  ALLOW HER TO QUIT HER JOB AS A STRIPPER AND  LIVE WITH HIM AT THE MISSILE  SILO WHERE THEY BECOME ROMANTICALLY  INVOLVED, BUT SHE IS JUST ONE OF HIS MANY PARAMOURS UNTIL THEY MARRY   

*DOROTHY BECOMES SKINNER’s LAB RAT FOR TESTING OF NEW PSYCHEDELIC  DRUG FORMULAS DEVELOPED BY PICKARD AND SKINNER

*HER PSYCHEDELIC LSD DRUG VERSION OF OZ MAY NEVER BE REPLACED

*SKINNER TAKES DOROTHY WITH HIM TO LAS VEGAS WHERE SKINNER AND HIS  GROUPIES GAMBLE OVER $750,000 TO LAUNDER DRUG PROFITS

*DOROTHY ASSISTS SKINNER TO KIDNAP & TORTURE AN 18 YEAR OLD BRANDON  GREEN FOR AN ENTIRE WEEK DURING A CULT GROUP PSEUDO RELIGIOUS DRUG  PARTY IN OKLAHOMA

 

THE INVESTIGATORS:  DEA CLANDESTINE LAB ENFORCEMENT TEAM

 

IN 1987 THE U.S. DRUG ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATION CREATED AN ELITE TEAM OF SPECIALLY TRAINED PROFESSIONALS CALLED CLET (CLANDESTINE LAB ENFORCEMENT TEAM).  THEIR ASSIGNMENTS ARE TO RAID AND NEUTRALIZE HIGH-RISK CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE PRODUCTION LABS, SUCH AS "THE KING OF LSD" WILLIAM PICKARD'S LSD LABORATORY.  CLET AGENTS CARRY A WIDE VARIETY OF WEAPONS AND SAFETY GEAR.  THEY HAVE A BACKPACK TO CARRY AN AIR PURIFIED RESPIRATOR (APR) FOR UTILIZATION IN THE EVENT TOXIC FUMES OR POISONOUS CHEMICALS ARE DETECTED IN THE CLANDESTINE LABORATORY ENVIRONMENT.  EACH AGENT IS ALSO ISSUED FULL BODY ARMOR AND THE KEVLAR HELMET OVER BLACK NOMEX FIRE RETARDANT CLOTHING FROM HEAD TO TOE, SHOWING ONLY THEIR EYES.  DEA SUPERVISORS FROM DEA HEADQUARTERS INITIALLY COORDINATED THE INVESTIGATION.  DEA SPECIAL AGENT KARL NICHOLS WAS LATER ASSIGNED AS THE PRIMARY CASE AGENT FOR THE TRIAL & CALIFORNIA REGION OF THE INVESTIGATION, AND SPECIAL AGENT ROGER HANZLIK AS THE CASE AGENT FOR THE KANSAS REGION OF THE INVESTIGATION.

 

THE "GOOD OLD BOY" KANSAS FARMER:  BILL TAYLOR

 

THE 55 YEAR OLD MARATHON RUNNER PICKARD EVADED HOUNDS, HELICOPTERS WITH INFRARED SEARCHLIGHTS, AND MORE THAN 50 LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS FOR 18 HOURS AFTER HE SPRINTED INTO THE THICK KANSAS WOODS WHEN POLICE STOPPED HIS RENTED VEHICLE ON NOVEMBER 6, 2000.  IN A SCENE REMINISCENT OF THE BLOCKBUSTER MOVIE "THE FUGITIVE" THE WILY AND CLEVER PICKARD REPORTEDLY EVADED THE INFRARED SENSORS ON THE POLICE HELICOPTER BY HIDING IN STORM DRAINS UNDER BRIDGES.  THESE CONCRETE LINED WATER CULVERTS PREVENTED HIS HEAT SIGNATURE FROM BEING PICKED UP BY HELICOPTERS.  IN THIS MANHUNT IT TOOK A "GOOD OLD BOY" KANSAS FARMER TO FINALLY APPREHEND PICKARD.  BILL TAYLOR, A SILVER STAR DECORATED VETERAN WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE OMAHA BEACH INVASION OF EUROPE DURING WORLD WAR II, CAME TO HIS COUNTRIES SERVICE AGAIN WHEN HE FOUND PICKARD HIDING IN A TRUCK ON HIS FARM AND HELPED POLICE TO APPREHEND HIM.  

 

THE TORTURE VICTIM:  BRANDON GREEN

 

AS AN ADOLESCENT, GREEN DECIDED HE WANTED TO TRY EVERYTHING AT  LEAST ONCE.  HE WANTED TO EXPERIENCE A DIFFERENT LIFE THAN THE  SHELTERED CONSERVATION CHRISTIAN BUBBLE HE WAS RAISED IN.  HE SET OUT  INTO THE WORLD SEEKING ADVENTURE, AND A GOOD STORY TO TELL, JUST ANYTHING TO KILL THE INCESSANT BOREDOM THAT CAME WITH LIVING IN  SMALL-TOWN BROKEN ARROW, OKLAHOMA.  ON HIS QUEST HE MET THE NERARIOUS CHARACTERS TODD SKINNER AND "DOROTHY STRIPPER".  SHE WAS A SECUCTIVE AND CUTE LITTLE BLOND WHO WORE HER HAIR IN PIGTAILS WHEN GREEN APPROACHED HER TO BUY A FEW ECSTASY PILLS AT A TULSA RAVE.  

 

SEDUCED BY THEIR LIES AND DRUGS HE WAS IN TOO DEEP BEFORE HE KNEW IT. HAD THE YOUNG BRANDON GREEN KNOWN THAT THE LOVE OF THIS BEAUTIFUL YOUNG WOMAN WOULD HAVE RESULTED IN HIS TORTURE, AND A DECADE OF EXCRUCIATING PAIN, HE WOULD NOT HAVE FOLLOWED HER, BUT HE DID NOT KNOW AND HE OPENED HIMSELF TO THE GATES OF HELL.  A DARK WORLD FILLED WITH TORTURE, HALLUCINOGENIC DRUGS, FEDERAL AGENTS, MURDER PLOTS, STRIPPERS, INTERNATIONAL CON MEN, CLANDESTINE CHEMISTRY, AND MYSTICAL ORDERS.

 

 

WILLIAM LEONARD PICKARD

GORDON TODD SKINNER  

CLYDE APPERSON

STEFAN WATHNE

BRANDON GREEN TEN YEARS AFTER HE WAS TORTURED IN OKLAHOMA

"DOROTHY STRIPPER"

DEA CLET TEAM IN KANSAS CITY  

BILL TAYLOR WITH HIS WATCHDOG ON THE FRONT STEPS OF HIS KANSAS FARM

Entrance gate to the Kansas missile silo.  The storage site for the largest LSD lab in world history.

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