EL DORADO, Kan.--- A Butler County teen admitted to using acid, or LSD, this weekend but local law enforcement officers said it is not on the rise.
Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office and the Wichita Police Department have also not seen a rise in LSD cases.
"There's people smoking marijuana. We're seeing methamphetamines. I'm being told by some of the drug folks, there's some cocaine out there that people are using again. But not this blotter paper, this acid," said Butler County Sheriff Kelly Herzet. "It's new to us."
On Sunday around 2:45 a.m., deputies responded to a disturbance call at a house in rural Benton. Two 16-year-old boys admitted to friends that they had taken acid.
"They were just told by the two boys that they had taken some acid. One had taken a couple of hits. The other young man had only taken one," said Herzet.
The teen from Kechi was taken Kansas Medical Center in Andover via ambulance, while the teen from Benton, Dominic Stolfi, was released to his father.
"The deputies really didn't have probable cause at that time to arrest this young man. He did admit that he had taken some acid earlier in the evening," he said.
Three hours after that call, Stolfi was involved in a head-on collision on K-254, where he killed himself and two women from Potwin.
"It's just a very tragic story that three people from Butler County lost their lives Sunday morning on such a case that probably didn't need to happen," said Herzet.
The initial disturbance call is still under investigation. It is unknown where and how the teens got acid.
Toxicology reports have not yet confirmed whether LSD was in Stolfi's system.