Los Angeles, CA | A former employee of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) has been arrested this week after allegedly attempting to poison the city’s water supply with a potentially dangerous synthetic hallucinogen.
Alexander S. Crow, 43, a former chemist and employee of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, is accused of trying to dump massive quantities of 251-NBOMe, a synthetic hallucinogen drug mimicking the effects of LSD, into Los Angeles’s water supply.
Crow is a member of the non-profit organization Psychedelic Rainbow Warrior Peace Force, a Los Angeles-based group which promotes the use of “legal hallucinogenic drugs” and “world peace” according to their website.
Since the arrest, several members of the Psychedelic Rainbow Warrior Peace Force have openly collaborated with the LAPD, some even admitting they had heard of Crow’s plans to introduce hallucinogenic drugs into the city’s water supply but had dismissed it as a “delusional fantasy.”
“He’d ramble on for hours about ways to introduce hallucinogens into the water supply and how he wanted the Russian government to finance his plans. We just laughed it off as mad talk” explains Matt Sheen, a spokesman for the organization.
“He hoped that by pouring massive quantities of synthetic LSD into the water supply he would awaken the universal love within each of us, thus destroying the capitalist economy of the United States in a matter of hours and setting the stage for a new worldwide communist revolution,” he explained.
Crow had cut all ties with the non-profit organization since last October after he claimed he had received a major anonymous bitcoin donation in the millions of dollars to work on his project.
Crow also told members of the organization that the Russian government was probably behind the large sum, although he did not present any proof of this at the time, members told police.
Alexander S. Crow was an assistant chemist at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power from 2003 to 2011 after which he was allegedly fired for substance abuse problems at work according to family members.