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Krista MeeksPLATTE COUNTY, MO – A 14-year-old freshman at Park Hill High School died after taking what he thought was acid. Ethan Rickman was found dead by Platte County Sheriff’s Office deputies and paramedics after they were called to a home just before 2:30 a.m. Friday.

Another 14-year-old boy in the home, identified as Z.S. in court documents, was treated after telling the police that he and Rickman had each ingested three hits of acid. A 16-year-old girl in the home told police she was with the two boys when they purchased the drugs from 17-year-old Krista Meeks (pictured).

Meeks was questioned by police and she admitted she’d sold the two boys what they thought was LSD, except that it wasn’t. She said it was actually “a research chemical drug that mimics the effects of LSD,” according to court documents.

She went on to say that even though she’s a heavy drug user, she refuses to take the drug “because the effects are so harsh and violent” and that she’d read articles in which people have died after taking the drug. So, naturally, she sold the drug to the two 14-year-olds. She allegedly did so because she owed money to 18-year-old Jamell D. Montgomery, and he told her that selling the two teens the “acid” would take care of her debt, police said.

Krista Meeks and Jamell Montgomery are in jail on $25,000 each, both hit with felony charges of distribution of imitation controlled substance. The article didn’t mention what synthetic drug the teens ingested, but the only other synthetic drug I know of the mimics LSD effects, is 25I-NBOMe (N-Bommb), a drug we have reported on before.

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I feel bad for the dead kid and his family, but can you imagine the mind fuck Z.S. was going though that night? Tripping on synthetic LSD while people perform CPR on your buddy? I’ve had a bad trip or two, but Jesus, nothing that required me years of therapy.

I’m so glad that when I was 14, the only thing I worried about when buying acid was getting ripped off.


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  • Just another trashy druggie.

  • Evan

    what was the experimental LSD made out of anyhow? Do tell! Rat Poisson? The adrenicrome [sic] from a pitbull? Draino and Mountain Dew?
    Worst part is, the kid might not have been tripping when he died, he might have just died puking!
    And lastly, I’ve taken LSD about 40-50 times (in about 14 years span) – I dig it, it’s groovy. They say permatrip – I say hell yea sounds legit, I much prefer to do things high on LSD anyhow. And yes, I know people with permanent damage from LSD, and I know a guy who killed himself a few weeks after a heavy trip. Shit happens.

  • Well…. she/he was going to die anyways

  • StarTheory

    What an awful experience with LSD. I can’t believe they each took 3 hits? I was a druggie in my teens and took no more than a hit at a time (still dumb, I know). So sad for the friend in this story. He’ll probably never get over this 🙁

  • I love watching videos of Straight Edge kids dying randomly.

  • Evan

    what is the potency of a hit? it varies – exactly – so take as many as needed. she prolly told them they’d need 3 hits for that matter.

  • This article is so full of shit it’s frightening.

    LSD is cheap, so selling 6 hits to pay of a debt means you either have a very small debt, or are selling LSD for way too much.

    LSD is a synthetic drug already, it’s organic compound is LSA, despite what some lady says in the article…

    WTF is an ‘addict’ doing with a research chemical that she is afraid of to start with?

    Also; what is that chemical?

  • Andyman

    >I’m so glad that when I was 14, the only thing I worried about when buying acid was getting ripped off.
    No kidding, I’m so glad that when I was 14, they didn’t have synthetic pot, synthetic coke, meth wasn’t popular, there was no internet for me to post my shenanigans to and subsequently be arrested, there weren’t video cameras at my high school job to bust me scamming. I know I’m missing a couple. I pity my kids! lol

  • I hate acid. The one time I tried it, I apologized to my brain and promised to never do that to it again. A promise I’ve kept for 15 years.

    Not a bad trip, per se… just kinda sucked. I was a ‘shrooms gal.

  • Mendi Mayhem

    It was NOT LSD. It was a different chemical that gives LSD like effects, but like the girl said, much more harsh and violent. I don’t know what the actual chemical was, or where she got it….I’m very curious about that.

  • tkaz

    I’m such a drug virgin – I never did anything.
    Feeling like I should enjoyed college more instead of getting pregnant.

  • ShelbySP

    Bath Salts.

  • LeaveMeBe

    I don’t understand any of this. I know I’m in the minority, it’s just that I just don’t get why anyone would take such a risk. I didn’t do ANY drugs when I was a teen, I was terrified of a bad reaction or dying, so I just said no. Hell, I didn’t even smoke pot until I was in my early thirties! The only other thing I’ve ever done is Ecstasy (just a few times), which is awesome while your on it. The 3 day long mood-swing-hang-overs were enough for me to say no more, though.

    I feel for this kid’s family and friends. What a horrible way to go.

  • Article didn’t sya what drug it was, but the only other synthetic linked with LSD effects I know of is 25I-NBOme (N-Bomb), which is linked to another story we reported on:

  • Heather Sams

    Sounds like it might have been DOI or DOC. A lot of people try to pass that off as LSD these days.

  • Jeazhus…

    People should just brew up some Morning Glory if they want to trip so bad…

    Don’t tell anyone tho, the Government will ban those flowers too… lolololol

  • Keepign in mind if you make the LSA wrong, or purchase a sprayed packet of seeds filled with intentional poison, you will die…

    This is why we need a Drug Ed class in schools…

  • CT

    Stick with booze, baby. When should I expect you for drinks?

  • Evan

    that’s legit – less of a mind fuck anyhow.

  • Evan

    good info i’ll check that out.
    back in the day there was LSD synthetics and I tried them. They were OK.

  • restlessvagabond

    I had the exact opposite reaction. Tried ‘shrooms and swore I’d never touch them again. Tried acid and proceeded to spend October of 1999 in an LSD-induced fugue.

  • Buffettgirl

    Suddenly Rainbow Brite wasn’t so sure her how bright her future was going to be…

  • Errol Broussard

    It probably was 25I-NBOMe . Its currently legal to buy in the US. Its safe to use in the right quantities(so Ive’ read) but like all research chemicals you have to know what you are doing in order to make it safe for consumption. Here is the erowid link

  • StarTheory

    Right but they thought it was LSD hence me calling it that.

  • “LSD like effects” can be narrowed down to almost hundreds of research chemicals from from phenethylamines to tryptamines, all with effects indistinguishable from any other psychedelic to the naive user. Ana I haven’t heard of anyone dying from “sprayed” seeds, I have taken morning glories many times from many sources with no ill effects which leads me to believe the sprayed seeds is just conjecture

  • Lena60

    So the blue haired troll knew the possabilities, that the drug she gave them could kill them, but sold it to them any ways.What a sweetheart….NOT!

  • Lena60

    When I was in my early 20s. My first hubby brought home some Thai stick pot.( I think there was something else laced in) We smoked it and I thought I was going to die. I made a promise to God, That I would never smoke the shit again. That was a bad trip. Scared the hell out of me.

  • I will never understand some of the things I get down-voted for.

    I’m sorry for disliking acid. I wanted to like it! Really! But, man… when I looked in that mirror and it looked like black veins were running through my face (I’m really pale; this was disturbing), and when we walked into the 7-11 and I could hear the fluorescent lighting like someone had cranked a stereo… It just wasn’t the vibe for me.

  • I’ve never had the commonly experienced E-aftermath. That sucks, because the shit’s awesome (when you’ve done your research, and maybe more research, kids).

  • glitterpuss

    That sounds like a horror movie..lol

  • glitterpuss

    I feel normal when X wears off…booze, I feel like shit. But that’s what pot’s for.

  • Ahh, natural selection at it’s finest.

  • Jessica Stewart

    Friends don’t let friends…….buy drugs from ghetto trash.Know your dealers ppl!

  • Kristin Shockey

    2 horrible trips on fake pot was enough for me to never do anything again. I am an atheist but I did do some begging/pleading those two nights! I can’t even drink anymore, it has given me anxiety any time I feel like I am not in control of my own body. I feel bad for these two boys, I bet that shit was scary. 🙁

  • Lena60

    Is it too early to get into the Grey Goose? lol

  • no sympathy .none and shoot the parents too.

  • Lena60

    Yeah kind of what I felt smoking that thai stick…never again.

  • LeaveMeBe

    Sunday around 2:00 a.m.

  • CT

    Good thing I have off on Columbus Day than, isn’t it?

  • technicolorpachyderms

    The only hallucinogen I’ve ever taken is salvia, and I did.not.like.it. I’m too scared of my own brain for anything but weed. The salvia made me think I was alone in a dark room (when in reality I’d only blinked). I was freaking out telling my friend not to leave me alone again. Then I felt like I was sinking into my couch. I seriously felt weird for days. Yup, just weed for me, thanks!

  • In the states its not uncommon for a hit of acid to go for 25 -30 $ a pop in some states.

  • Savanah

    I’m thinking it was something like 2C-E, 2C-B, or 2C-I since they fit the description and I used to hang out with someone who had tried one of them. I agree with the girl that I’d never take it myself, but I wouldn’t then sell it to someone else and lie about what it is either. How shitty.

  • Savanah

    “I’m so glad that when I was 14, the only thing I worried about when buying acid was getting ripped off.”

    I’m glad when I was 14, I had no idea what any drugs were! I saved the partying and all that for when I started college and could do so more responsibly.

  • Evan

    i’ve taken a few of those back in the day. they were pretty tight i thought.

  • Evan

    what isn’t pot for? oh yeah, going to court. shit that fucked me SO HARD once.

  • EveryVillainIsLemons

    Here’s Montgomery: http://kctv.images.worldnow.com/images/23640299_BG3.jpg

    And why in the heck didn’t Meeks give herself some eyebrows with a blue Sharpie or something?

  • Der Mac

    You didn’t really miss out on anything. Drugs do nothing for friendships, and only work wonders for the careers of lousy musicians like the Grateful Dead.

    I’m not sure where the obsession with drugs in American society comes from. I believe that suburban angst only explains about 95% of it.

  • tkaz

    Well. If we want to get analytical I think it could be TWO things.
    1.) We Americans were never taught to work through our crap, burying is easier. But I DO think we’re getting better.
    2.) Puritans started this land & we’re still trying to shake that. We’re constantly finding a way to rebel against The Man.
    My aunt was an addict & I saw first hand a lot of stuff that went down. Child abuse, neglect, spousal abuse, poverty….I think it scared the shit out of me as a child.

  • LeaveMeBe

    You have Columbus Day off? How can that be? I don’t have Columbus Day off. Oh no, we save our holidays for more obscure things like… like… LBJ’s birthday. Dude is dead! He doesn’t even KNOW it’s his birthday. Who cares?

  • shoulda stuck with 2c-b

  • shit happens.

  • SillyCynic

    I was 16 or 17 when I tried ecstasy. I ended up getting in trouble the next morning when I came home, and was stuck doing dishes while getting bitched at.

    I did them with the kitchen light off (…my parents didn’t question why I was doing them in the dark…anyway) my pupils were friggen HUGE…but besides that suckiness of “oh snap, gonna get caught” I had no “suicide-tuesday” feelings, either.

    Hate massages now, though.

  • LeaveMeBe

    I didn’t have any issues the first couple of times I did it. Then it started affecting me for the 3 days following the partying. I was so emotional. I’d cry over anything and everything or I’d just get furious. Kind of like PMS x’s 100 million. Very strange behavior for me, not in character at all.

  • melb1970

    I was an acid gal myself.. lotsa acid in like a 3yr time span. Blotter, sugar cubes, micro dot… tried it all
    I also appreciate shrooms as well…. they were more of a light hearted buzz without the paranoia ( hyper sensitivity) associated with good acid.

  • Hate massages?

    See, kids? Ecstasy, ruining lives.

  • Christy

    Your buddies should have stopped you from looking in the mirror!

  • mean Birch

    Dude looks like a lady……

  • Peri

    haha holy shit her fuckin face hahahahahahah

    Is she wearing one of those like “emo” target shirts with like hearts and guns on it ?

    Good fucking god.

  • Jessie

    Nothing wrong with a nice scooby doobie, daphne :-p

  • CT

    I’m been there and it just didn’t do it for me – I guess I should stick with my propensity to be an alcoholic and limit myself.

  • t0ofIy

    acid is crazy. I did it once. it was horrifying.

  • Dumb bitch knew she was selling him something bad and fake.

  • Faith_In_Reason

    I dunno man, I’d say the obsession with drugs is worldwide and is caused by a combination of how great they make you feel when you’re on them and how difficult it is to get off. I wouldn’t say I love drugs, there’s serious give and take, but they’re definitely fun.

  • Robert S.

    Not to preach here but I am wondering what is it about young teens in THIS generation that moves them to stronger and stronger drugs. When I was 14 it was baseball, girls, baseball and oh yeah, baseball. We wanted to be at the top of our game sports wise and about the worst thing we did was pinch a couple of our parents’ cigarettes to grab a quick burn after the game. What has happened to young teens…I really feel sorry for them.

  • Elizabeth McCarthy

    This girl needs to have her head shaved and some eyebrows drawn in. Then she needs 25 to life for callus disregard of the life of another person. She KNEW what could happen, took money for it and walked away. Demon.

  • FrikkenFrak

    1. Let’s just say it WAS acid…THREE HITS?????? THREE? If you took 3 hits of the acid we had around when I was their age, they’d be fried. Must be making it weak as HELL these days.

    2. This beeotch wouldn’t take the fake acid herself because of it’s so harsh and violent yet had no qualms about selling it to these kids to pay off a debt? I hope Missouri law allows for “depraved indifference” to be factored in, because that is absolutely what her actions were.

    3. Last sentence of the post….yup.

  • FrikkenFrak


  • FrikkenFrak

    Maybe the down voted you because they prefer grimey, filthy, chemical-ladden meth to natures goodness.

  • FrikkenFrak

    Nothing wrong with being a straight edge, my friend.

  • FrikkenFrak

    Similar happened to me as a teen. The tool never told us the stuff was mixed with dust. Hallucinated I was seeing my dead father. Yeah, THAT bad.

  • FrikkenFrak

    It’s 5 o’clock somewhere in the world….

  • FrikkenFrak

    What I don’t understand is why this generation does f’ckin HEROIN. Like, are you STUPID?

    When I was a teen, there were tons of different kinds of drugs available and everybody I knew used SOMETHING. But no one I knew or met used or even tried heroin. EVERYBODY knew how highly addictive it was. Back then, when you thought of a heroin user, you thought of nasty, dirty, back-alley addicts in places like NYC.

    And here’s what’s REALLY crazy. Heroin used to be only 3% pure. Now it’s sold 60% pure! AND you can smoke it. The drug that no one I knew would even think about touching is now being used by kids when it’s 1000x more addictive.

    “Hey, want to try some heroin?” What part of of that sounds like a good idea? What makes these kids think that they, alone in the planet’s population, will magically be IMMUNE to the totally absurd addictiveness of heron? I just don’t get it. And yes, I AM preaching! lol

  • Blair Krueger

    How dare you not enjoy the same psychotropics as other people!

    Some things are just silly.

    I liked acid well enough, nothing horrible happened because of the drug, though I did one time end up parked diagonally in the street beside the capitol building while I was tripping (purple footprints followed me everywhere, not mine, they were much too small) and drunk when several cops showed up.

    Wasn’t my car, couldn’t figure out what key started it, so I told them it was out of gas.
    When I talked my way into being let go, of course, I found the key, started it up, and drove away.

    I never should have lived through my teen years.

  • hicusdicus

    Shrooms are veggies so they are good for you. Keeps you healthy and HAPPY.

  • hicusdicus

    Same here. I was nekid in front of a full length mirror I looked like a rand macnally road atlas. It was quite scary, not the lines seeing my self in the buff.

  • hicusdicus

    Teen years. I was in my thirties.

  • hicusdicus

    Alcohol, meth, acid heroin and all the designer drugs are getting worse. Now its prescription drugs. The whole country is spiraling down the drug toilet. But pot is good.

  • hicusdicus

    Horse hockey!

  • hicusdicus

    Can I join you I will bring a baggie and papers?

  • FrikkenFrak

    Horse hockey? Haven’t heard that one before. I’m stealing it! : )

  • Der Mac

    I disagree with 1.) in that Americans are actually more open in this way IMO. They open up where others stay more closed. Puritanism definitely plays a big role in inspiring rebellious thought against do gooders, but maybe you’re right that is rebellion against The Man more so. Maybe these people are one and the same! :).

  • Der Mac

    Despite the ridiculously exaggerated legal risks, taking lighter drugs is considered almost normal in the U.S. Flip that around in most foreign countries. There is less legal condemnation, especially for mere users, and drug takers don’t wear their usage on their sleeve, so to say. Tough to explain without being specific!

  • Faith_In_Reason

    I follow. As a twenty-something pot smoker in America, I can say the legal condemnation gives it an appeal to many youths who want to rebel. The government has been on the wrong side of drug issues for decades now. Those in office who aren’t completely ignorant of the facts about marijuana aren’t willing to expose themselves as supporters of something a lot of the country still sees as dangerous due to all the propaganda out there. When people find out their government has been lying to them, they tend to rebel.

  • Faith_In_Reason

    Also I apologize in advance if you’re from the States and I’m just rambling about shit you know all about, I guess I just assumed you weren’t from here for some reason

  • Der Mac

    I am from the States originally, and I agree with you on all counts. It makes one wonder how many of the higher-ups are also doing the dealing (case in point: Afghanistan after the invasion).