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Family hallucinates after eating LSD-tainted meat Allegedly fom Wal-Mart



Police are investigating an incident involving a Tampa,  Fla., family who reported having hallucinations after eating meat found to be  tainted with LSD  last week.

The family of four, including Rosado Morales, who was nine months pregnant,  and husband Ronnie Morales bought the packaged bottom round steak, supplied by Cargill, from a Wal-Mart in Tampa.

“We know our customers expect safe, quality food and we require our suppliers  to meet the highest of food safety standards,” said the store in a statement.  “It’s unclear where and how the food  was tampered with or if the tampering occurred after purchase.”

The store is reviewing surveillance tapes to see if the contamination  happened at the store.

After eating the meat last Monday, Ronnie became ill, and shortly after,  Rosado and her husband were hospitalized. The two daughters, 6 and 7, said they  experienced hallucinations. The family was released from the hospital later in  the week.

The Hillsborough  County Medical Examiner’s Office released tests Friday that showed the meat  was contaminated with LSD.

Wal-Mart is cooperating with the investigation and has pulled all of the  product from store shelves, but there’s no word on how the drug came into  contact with the meat.

For the Record, 4:39 p.m. March 10: An earlier version of  the headline on this article said the tainted meat was from Wal-Mart. The meat  was purchased from a Wal-Mart in Tampa, but the store says it is unclear when  the tampering occurred.



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