Man Consumes ‘Magic Mushrooms’ before Miami-D.C. Flight – Chaos Ensued
Cherruy Loghan Sevilla is in a lot of federal legal trouble after he ate psilocybin before boarding his aircraft and caused a ruckus onboard a United Airlines flight from Miami to D.C.
About an hour into the flight, Cherruy Loghan Sevilla allegedly started “wandering around the plane, running up and down the aisle, clapping loudly near the cockpit, and started yelling obscenities,” according to the arrest affidavit. He also got up in passenger’s faces and stared and smirked at them, and he forced his way into a locked bathroom while it was occupied, breaking part of the door.
Sevilla refused to take his seat when asked repeatedly by flight attendants and laid on the floor instead. When a flight attendant instructed Sevilla to get back into his seat, he allegedly grabbed and twisted her right breast. Passengers, flight attendants and a law enforcement officer on board then restrained Sevilla, who resisted and also twisted a flight attendant’s arm, but was eventually flex cuffed.
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About an hour into the Miami-D.C. flight, the passenger assaulted at least two flight attendants and opened a locked bathroom door while someone else was inside, according to court documents. https://t.co/OyKxvN50aW
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CHAOS IN THE AIR: A United Airlines flight from Miami to Washington proved to be a bad trip in more ways than one, according to federal prosecutors, when a man high on "magic mushrooms" assaulted crew members and wreaked havoc aboard the plane. https://t.co/GBGjzrFMjW
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Upon the aircraft landing at Washington Dulles Airport, police officers with the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority and FBI special agents responded to the aircraft. Sevilla was taken into custody on federal charges of assault, and interference with a flight crew filed in the Eastern District of Virginia.
When Sevilla was questioned by FBI agents, he admitted that he consumed psilocybin which is a hallucinogenic drug manufactured using certain types of mushrooms prior to boarding the flight. He also allegedly told authorities that this was not his first time taking the drug, adding that “he was not totally surprised he acted this way after consuming it.” He told the agents that he was sorry for what he had done, according to the affidavit.
I don’t know if Mr. Sevilla has a criminal record, or if he’s ever needed an attorney prior to this incident. As a police officer who was stationed at an airport and assisted FBI agents with investigations, there will be costly consequences for his actions, and saying your sorry isn’t going to help. There are going to be fines you wouldn’t believe, and if you think attorneys are expensive, wait until you hire one that is certified to practice in federal court.
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