Meat contaminated with LSD sickens Florida family

By: ABC News Email
By: ABC News Email
The family of four was sickened Monday night  and did not initially know what caused the “mysterious illness,” but the county medical examiner’s office determined with was the psychedelic drug.

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Tampa, Fla. (ABC) -- A Florida family has been hospitalized after consuming meat contaminated with the hallucinogenic drug LSD, according to the Tampa Police Department.

The family of four was sickened Monday night and did not initially know what caused the “mysterious illness,” but the county medical examiner’s office determined with was the psychedelic drug.

“It is still under investigation how the drug ended up in the family’s meal,” according to the police statement. “At this point, it is not clear if a crime has occurred.”

Police said the meat came from a Walmart store.

The federal and state departments of agriculture have joined the Hillsborough County Health Department and Tampa Police in their investigation.

The family has since been released from the hospital.


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