Independent Press Telegram (Long Beach, California)
Court Action Faces Yank Smuggler
November 2, 1968

A California psychiatrist, arrested after authorities found a large quantity of LSD and methedrine about his yacht, appeared in Magistrate’s Court Friday on smuggling charges.

Dr. James Sutherland Watt of Sausalito entered no plea to a charge of “unlawfully importing goods into Canada.” He was released in his own recognizance until Monday.

Watt was arrested Oct. 24 when he docked his Seattle-registered yacht Navita for repairs after being blown off course during a storm near Cape Flattery.

A royal Canadian Mounted Police spokesman said some 300 milligrams of liquid LSD and 50 grams of methedrine, reportedly worth an estimated $900,000 on the under-world market, was seized about the 63-foot vessel.