19-year-old MO man dosed coworkers with LSD

Posted at 10:59 AM, Mar 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-23 12:02:53-04

ARNOLD, MISSOURI  — Authorities in Arnold, Missouri say a 19-year-old Enterprise employee dosed his coworkers with LSD.

He reportedly said he did it because they had "negative energy."

"I can't believe it, it's ridiculous. I just can't understand why anyone would think about something like that," said David Brading, an Arnold resident.

Police were called to the Enterprise Rent-A-Car location on Jeffco Boulevard in Arnold after workers started feeling funny.

A 19-year-old worker admitted to putting LSD in a couple of coworkers' water bottles and in a third worker's coffee cup.

He had wanted to "mellow out" the workplace, but instead two workers suddenly started feeling dizzy and shaky.

"You're going to have an increased heart rate, temperature, uh, higher blood pressure. It's been described as causing the shakes or tremors before," said Sgt. Tony Dennis.

Dennis is the task force commander of the Jefferson County Municipal Enforcement Group. He said LSD has faded in popularity but is still around.

"You can also just use that liquid form to ingest it orally with drops under the tongue or you can put some drops in somebody's drink," said Dennis.

Two employees were taken to the hospital to be checked out and were OK when the LSD wore off.

No charges are expected until after lab tests are done on the bottles of water.

The man accused of dosing the drinks could face charges of possession of a controlled substance and second-degree assault.