David Mack, writing for BuzzFeed News:
It began with a group of friends renting a seaside home in California for the Independence Day holiday weekend.
It ended with one of the men arrested and in a hospital, fighting for his life, after he was shot by sheriff's deputies following what authorities say was an LSD-fueled rampage that left eight people injured.
Betai Koffi, a 32-year-old San Francisco software engineer at YouTube, was arrested Thursday by Sonoma County sheriff’s deputies after he allegedly punched, choked, and stabbed friends, strangers, and authorities, and rammed them with a vehicle, during his bad trip.
What a horrific tale. I feel terrible for everyone involved, and it’s scenarios like this one that highlight why accurate drug education and psychedelic harm reduction are of utmost importance as drug use continues to become less taboo and more people start experimenting with powerful psychoactive substances like LSD.