Pill-popping professor pushes pupil to purchase ‘happy, horny, get skinny drug’
A University of Georgia professor is facing multiple charges after issuing an odd request to one of his female students upon learning she would be spending her spring break in Mexico.
Charles Lance, a psychology professor, asked the student in front of the entire class if she could bring back Bupropion, an antidepressant used to treat depression, mental disorders and smoking cessation, even allegedly showing her the pill bottle and telling her how she could acquire it. According to WSBTV in Atlanta, Lance described the drug as “the happy, horny, get skinny drug.”
Lance allegedly gave the student $120 in cash to purchase the drug.
The student went to a university administrator who in turn went to the UGA police. After obtaining a search warrant, police found multiple other prescription drugs in the professor’s office that were not in their original containers, according to WSBTV.
Lance, a tenured professor, has been placed on administrative leave without pay pending the outcome of the investigation. He is charged with three counts of possession of prescription drugs not in proper container and one count of attempt to obtain dangerous drugs through fraudulent means.
UGA did not respond to requests for comment in time for publication.
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