Man “Forgotten” in DEA Custody: Images

San Diego area college student Dan Chong was detained in a DEA holding cell for five days without food or water.

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San Diego area college student Dan Chong was detained in a DEA holding cell for five days without food or water.
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Chong shows the area of his arm where he said he tried to carve "Sorry Mom" using a piece of glass from his spectacles. Hear him describe the incident here.
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On Saturday, April 28, a DEA spokesperson confirmed its agents had arrested and detained a man for several days beginning April 21.
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Chong, 23, is an engineering student at UCSD. He said he was arrested while celebrating 4/20 at a friends home in University City.
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Chong was held in an area similar to this - with holding cells down a long hallway. It wasn't until a DEA employee heard strange noises that he was uncovered several days later he said.
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On Tuesday, May 2, Chong spoke with NBCSanDiego and admitted he resorted to drinking his own urine to survive.
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By the time DEA officers found Chong in his cell Wednesday morning Chong was completely incoherent, according to his attorney.
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DEA employees drove Chong to get medical treatment at Sharp Hospital where, according to Chong, his kidneys were close to failing.
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By the time DEA officers found Chong in his cell Wednesday morning Chong was completely incoherent, according to the man's attorney.
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