(TMU) – The St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office is claiming that it was “attacked” after suspicious gold packages filled with LSD were attached to the front door of some of their offices. The golden packages were labeled with the phrase “Take a trip beyond the pigpen.”
According to a Facebook post made by the Sheriff’s Office, and titled “Targeted Attacks on SLC Law Enforcement” read, “Emergency services located a suspicious packet attached to the front door of the public safety building located at 49 ½ Court Street in the village of Canton. The package is described as a golden foil packet containing what has been field-tested as the drug LSD. The Packet had a typed message of “Take a trip beyond the pigpen”.
The statement went on to say that between 8:30 AM and 10:00 AM, police located three other similarly wrapped packages of LSD at different locations, including the Village Police Department, the Norfolk Town Police Department and the Norwood Police Department. A total of four packages were found at the different locations.
“These cowardly acts towards all law enforcement are not going to be tolerated and to whomever this individualor individuals are, should be assured that we will be doing everything within our power to seek you out and hold you accountable to the fullest extent of the law,” the statement read.
Targeted Attacks on SLC Law EnforcementThe St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office is investigating four separate attacks…
Live For Live Music suggested that this prank could be the work of a “Deadhead” due to possible Grateful Dead references in the labels on the packaging.
“The cryptic message seems to make subtle nods to both the Dead’s music (i.e. “what a long, strange trip it’s been…”) and the band itself (the late Ron “Pigpen” McKernan was one of the Grateful Dead’s founding members). The golden packets may even be a nod to the Dead’s “The Golden Road (To Unlimited Devotion),” the blog’s editor guessed.
Pigpen could have been a reference to the late founding member of the band, but it could also simply be a reference to the pejorative “pig” that is often used to describe police officers. Regardless of the meaning behind the cryptic messaging on the package, the mysterious prankster appears to have given away fairly generous portions of the drug, possibly in hopes that the officers might try some out and change their minds about the work that they’re doing.
While the bags did appear to be a decent size it is not entirely clear which form the substance came in, or how much of it was there. If they were seeking to get an officer high, their best bet would have been to fill the bag with a good amount of liquid LSD.
According to a study published earlier this month, the use of LSD has increased in the United States by at least 50% between 2015 and 2018.
Andrew Yockey, a doctoral candidate in health education at the University of Cincinnati and lead author of the paper, suggested that this increase in use could be because so many people are bored or restless at home during the ongoing lockdown measures.