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Friday
Mar072014

Fla. Family Hospitalized After Eating Meat Contaminated with LSD

iStock/Thinkstock(TAMPA) -- A Florida family, which included a pregnant woman, were hospitalized after consuming meat laced 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 it was the psychedelic drug, officials said.

“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.”

The woman, Jessica Rosado, 31, was nine months pregnant and doctors induced labor, authorities said.

Rosado gave birth to a healthy baby boy and released from the hospital Thursday.

Her boyfriend, Ronnie Morales, 24, along with Rosado’s two children -- Elyana Serrano, 7, and Rayna Serrano, 6 -- also fell ill and started experiencing hallucinations. All three received tracheal intubation and have since been released from the hospital.

Police said the meat came from a Walmart store. It appears to be an isolated incident and the store is cooperating with officials, police said.

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


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