The trend for teens using LSD-like drugs is on the rise. That's according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health. Earlier this week, five people were arrested in connection to an LSD-like substance that hospitalized two Jones County students.
And teen use of the substance goes beyond Jones County. Bibb County investigators say they found LSD-like stamps while issuing drug warrants in Macon last month.
According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, the number of young adults using LSD in the US grew by 40 percent between 2013 to 2015.
But here in Bibb County, investigators say, so far, they've had one recent case in the last three years. “That drug's been around for some years. We haven't seen some resurgence of it,” said Lt. Mike Kenirey with the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office. “About a month ago, we issued a search warrant, we found what we expected to be LSD. It’s still being tested, though.”
20-year-old Terrell Moore and 19-year-old William Denmark were arrested on drug charges with the intent to distribute in that case.
Kenirey says Investigators found green "LSD-like" paper and other drugs in a hotel room at the Econo Lodge Inn and Suites on Chambers Road. “Sometimes it’s on candy or paper,” said Kenirey.
Paper called stamps, like the ones two students ingested in Jones County this week. Those minors were hospitalized. Four young adults and a fifteen-year-old were arrested in connection to those stamps. “It's a designer drug that used by college aged kids who are experimenting with different drugs,” said Kenirey.
Lt. Mike Kenirey with the Bibb County Sheriff's Office says the drug is not easy to find in Macon but not impossible. “Many of the drugs that we do have, our source is Atlanta.”
Kenirey says even though LSD is not the most addictive, he believes the 'high' isn't worth the 'trip.' “It's very dangerous and it puts people in an altered state of reality.”
The drugs in Bibb and Jones counties were sent to the GBI crime lab for testing. It has not been confirmed that either stamps contain LSD. At this time, investigators are not sure if they stamps they found in Macon are the same stamps ingested by students in Jones County.