The water supply in a small Colorado town was found to be tainted with THC, the main chemical in marijuana, and there are signs someone may have deliberately put it there.My guess is that there will be a sudden upsurge in drinking water use in Hugo.
Everyone in the town of Hugo, on the eastern plains, has been warned not to drink the water.
It was a company performing a routine employee drug test that first alerted law enforcement to the problem on Thursday — unknown levels of THC present in Hugo’s water.
“A vial of tap water was used to demonstrate what should have been an absolute negative result, however, when that tap water was tested, a positive indicator for THC was detected,” said Captain Michael Yowell of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office.
The sheriff’s office said half a dozen more tests showed the same, puzzling result. Then, a public works crew found a well house had been tampered with.
“It showed that there were signs of possible forced entry into the raw water system,” Yowell said. Well house one is no [sic] being guarded around the clock and is considered a crime scene.
Where do you get enough THC to sabotage a water system, and why would you waste it it you could?