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November 28, 2012

Brothers sickened from LSD they found on street

The boys, 7 and 10, were foaming at the mouth and hallucinating

Associated Press

EASTON, Pa. — A prosecutor says two Pennsylvania brothers who were rushed to a hospital in September inadvertently took liquid LSD from a bottle of breath mint drops they found on the ground near their home.

Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli said Wednesday that investigators determined the boys ingested the hallucinogenic drug.

Morganelli says the boys, ages 7 and 10, were foaming at the mouth and hallucinating after arriving at Bangor Elementary School on Sept. 24. They were hospitalized and released the following day.

Morganelli says investigators couldn't get fingerprints from the bottle to trace it.

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He says the boys' mother and her live-in boyfriend tested negative for drugs and there were no issues inside the home.

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Wayland Slater Wayland Slater Saturday, December 01, 2012 11:57:35 AM Isn't one of the first things we are taught as children is to never eat/ drink found on the ground? Too bad these two boys forgot that and wound up learning the lesson the hard way. I hope both boys will be OK in the long run. We would get alerts of drugs either being found or even handed out. Once had "stickers" with LSD on the back of them were being handed out at schools and playgrounds. A few calls on that. We also got an alert of "bad cut coke" out there. Even though most of those patients went to the ER on their own with help, we did have a spike in OD calls. That was back from the early 80's to the mid 90's, that I know of. It makes me shutter to think of the new(er) drugs and the way they are delivered now.

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