Immediate Investigation Announced After LSD-Tainted Walmart Meat Poisons Pregnant Woman and Her Family


A 9 month’s pregnant woman and her family began hallucinating after eating meat purchased from Walmart that was tainted with the drug LSD, according to a report from the Associated Press.

As the New York Post reports:

Authorities say a Florida woman who was 9 months pregnant and her family became ill after eating meat tainted with LSD.

Tampa police say doctors induced labor and the woman had a healthy baby boy. The entire family was eventually released from the hospital in good condition.

Tampa police say the family of four ate the tainted meat Monday. The Hillsborough County Medical Examiner’s Office reported Friday that the meat had been contaminated with the hallucinogenic drug.

Police say the bottom round steak was purchased from a Wal-Mart in Tampa. The store has turned over all its meat to police for testing.

Local police, along with county health officials and state and federal agriculture officials, are investigating how the drug got into the meat.

The Hillsborough County Medical Examiner’s Office, the Tampa police as well as the county health officials, state and federal agriculture officials started an immediate investigation into this matter. They needed to determine if this was a single incident or if more of the meat on the shelves of the Tampa Wal-Mart was also tainted with LSD too.#

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  • ben

    Rye ergot poisoning is a more likely cause (from meat of cattle fed contaminated rye feed ). Ergot toxins are LSD like chemicals and can remain potent after cooking (baking or roasting) while pure LSD would be decomposed by heat. Health effects match the description of so called “St Anthony’s fire “( aka ergot poisoning usually from contaminated rye bread), very common in West and Northern Europe from antiquity to recent decades when the cause was identified. Induced labor is another match (ergot was used in the past by midwives to induce labor). The dose must have been very low , otherwise they they would have lost ears, noses, fingers, limbs or lives. Google for “rye ergot” for more info.

    • Mark

      No, the worst effects from ergot poisoning occur after, and only after, long term ingestion, meaning at the very least, days of eating contaminated grains… and definitely not meat.

  • and there was no harm to the baby, was there.