Man spiked colleagues with LSD to 'remove negative energy' from workplace
A teenage employee at an American car rental company allegedly spiked his co-workers' drinks with LSD to "remove their negative energy".
The Missouri 19-year-old, who works at Enterprise Rent-A-Car, is facing possible charges of second-degree assault and possession of a controlled substance after admitting to adding the hallucinogenic drug to three employees' beverages.
According to The Leader, an Enterprise manager apparently spotted him holding a water dropper near her water jug and decided not to drink from it.
However, other employees were left feeling shaken and dizzy without knowing why and were taken to urgent care before being transferred to the hospital, KMOV reported.
After police questioned the 19-year-old, he admitted he had put LSD in two co-workers’ water bottles and a third employee’s coffee that day because they had "negative energy."
The charges against the teen are now pending, as police await the lab results from the liquids which were allegedly laced with the drug. But according to Jefferson County Municipal Enforcement Group, the workers’ reactions were consistent with those following LSD consumption.
It has been reported that the employees were in a stable condition after the drugs wore off.
It's not the first time someone has been accused of spiking their co-worker's drink; in 2016, a former employee of a Waffle House in north Georgia was arrested after apparently spiking a male co-worker’s drink with methamphetamine, leaving the worker hospitalised.
Sonserea Dawn Evans was charged with aggravated battery and possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute after reportedly leaving a 37-year-old man comatose.
Dawson County Sheriff’s Capt. Tony Wooten told local reporters that investigators had obtained a restaurant surveillance video showing Evans taking the employee's cup, walking toward the restroom area and returning with the cup, setting it down before her co-worker came back inside.
The footage showed the man drink from the cup, Wooten said, and "within an hour, he's getting medical attention."
The 43-year-old allegedly left her co-worker critically ill for weeks after he collapsed on December 23 2015 at the restaurant about 50 miles north of Atlanta.
"At one point, he was in a comatose state on a ventilator," Wooten said in February 2016. "He's still in a medical facility. He's been in some kind of medical treatment since the time this happened."