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5 LAPD Officers Hospitalized After Investigating Drug Lab

June 23, 2014  | 

VIDEO: 5 LAPD Officers Hospitalized After Investigating Drug Lab

Officials were investigating a psychedelic drug lab Monday that caused six people, including five LAPD officers, to fall ill and be transported to a hospital after breathing fumes.

A man was heard yelling Sunday night and officers were able to locate him by following his screams, Detective Keith Honore with L.A. Impact told KTLA-TV. The officers are part of the Los Angeles Interagency Metropolitan Police Apprehension Crime Task Force.

After multiple attempts to verbally contact the man, the Los Angeles Police Department officers entered the unlocked home and discovered mason jars, meth and psilocybin “magic” mushrooms, a psychedelic drug. They then saw a naked, incoherent man exit a bathroom, Honore said.

Officers detained the man and quickly exited the home when they began to feel light-headed, Honore said.

The officers were treated and released from the hospital.

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Ima Leprechaun @ 8/9/2014 10:54 PM

LA must not get the same level of training small town cops get about drug labs and open containers of unknown chemicals. The firemen always say they could tell how bad a hazardous spill is by counting the dead policemen. Sad but true. It's best not to enter unless you are fully protected from chemical agents, this was an elite crime task force and you would think they had the right equipment with them to enter a chemical zone. I am sure their answer is they didn't have the time, but they have time to become sick or worse. It's like wearing a ballistic vest, if its in the trunk it's not going to do you a lot of good when you get shot.

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