Man and Toad Arrested in Drug Bust
Well at least they arrested the toad too. There is no discrimination in Colorado
“Hey pass the Toad"
Most pet stores don’t sell the Colorado River toad because the venom can sicken humans and kill household animals. Missouri police made a peculiar drug bust this week when they caught a man with a toad he allegedly used to get high, KMBC-TV in Kansas City reported Tuesday.
David Theiss, 21, of Kansas City, was accused of having a Colorado River Toad for the purpose of using it as a hallucinogenic.
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“People used to do it all the time, but it got faded out awhile, but came back as a fad. Not a smart one,” animal expert Danny Snyder told KMBC-TV. “The toxins in it can kill a lot of stuff.”
Both Theiss and the toad were taken into custody. While Theiss was released on bond, the toad remains detained at a police crime lab.