Authorities in the small hamlet of Hugo, Colorado, are scrambling today to figure out how THC (the main psychoactive compound in cannabis that gets you high) was introduced into one of the town’s wells. After field-tested water came back positive six out of 10 times, trace amounts of THC were zeroed in on in Hugo’s Well Number One. This, coupled with clear signs of tampering with the well, forced the city to shut the water source down and allow all the water to flush out. In the meantime, the authorities have asked the residents to abstain from drinking or bathing in tap water just in case.
Appropriately, Hugo Mayor Tom Lee said the incident, “just blew my mind.” Good choice in turn of phrase there, Mayor Lee. Former Mayor Patsie Smith received an SMS notification about the tainted water and quipped, “I might have to go drink some water!” Overall, the case of the THC-tainted water will flush away in 48 hours.