3 arrested after naked Williamsburg teen found screaming in street

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Abbie Layne Neilson, Benjamin Bond West, Benjamin Thomas Conner

Abbie Layne Neilson, Benjamin Bond West, Benjamin Thomas Conner

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. — Three teens were arrested on drug charges in Williamsburg after a naked 17-year-old was found screaming in the middle of Lafayette Street.

Williamsburg police said they responded to the Super 8 Hotel on Richmond Road on  Wednesday for an indecent exposure report. When officers pulled up, they found a naked 17-year-old standing in the middle of the road.

WTKR reports that when officers tried to make contact with they boy he started screaming and wouldn’t stop. An officer noted the boy’s skin was hot, his pulse was racing and that he was hallucinating, so he was placed into custody for his own safety.

Then officers found 18-year-old Benjamin Conner outside the hotel yelling at people. Conner allegedly lunged at an officer before he was taken into custody.

Witnesses reported that Conner had been chasing women from the hotel.

A third person, 18-year-old Benjamin West, was found hiding behind a soda machine at the hotel.

A police report said the hotel owner accompanied the officers to a third floor room where they found a glass smoking device and a baggie of what appeared to be marijuana.

A woman, who was later identified as 18-year-old Abbie Layne Neilson, returned to the room around 1 a.m.. She told police that the boys had taken LSD.

The three  were taken to Riverside Hospital. While there, West admitted he had taken acid.

West, Conner and Neilson were arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Conner and West were additionally charged with resisting arrest.

Police said Conner is also facing a felony charge of distributing to a minor brought the LSD from Michigan.

The Commonwealth Attorney confirmed that the misdemeanor charges for Conner were been dropped and that only the felony charge is being pursued.

Petitions are being sought against the 17-year-old.


  • Ginny

    What happened to editors or even having to take English to be a journalist? That was probably one the worst articles I have ever read! I feel like these “doper” kids could have written a better article. .. more grammatically correct articles should be expected from a news station. That thing was just poorly written and I seriously wonder about the eyes that allowed it to be published. Pathetic!

  • Tom McMahon

    Doesn’t seem news worthy or worth prosecuting. They experimented with acid and probably won’t want to do it again. Acid isn’t addictive…..so, not junkies. Just stupid kids…..I’d rather not waste a bunch of tax dollars in punishing them any further.

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