Lima, WI-A Wisconsin teenager is facing two felony charges after he admitted to putting sedatives in his stepfather’s drinks.
Tyler Rabenhorst-Malone, 16, was charged with putting foreign objects in edibles and second-degree recklessly endangering safety.
The boy's mother and stepdad reportedly discovered in April 2018 that a box of oxytocin containing rompun (Xylazine) which is given to cows during the delivery of calves, was missing from their Lima barn.
In January 2018, the stepfather had gone to the hospital with a droopy face, slurred speech, heavy breathing and was stumbling, officials said. Doctors advised it was probably from stress, lack of sleep and energy drinks, but when it happened again a couple of months later, the stepfather began to suspect Rabenhorst-Malone could be behind it.
Liquid saved from several of the stepdad’s drinks and syringes tested positive for the cattle sedative. In February, Ravenhorst-Malone admitting to putting the drug in his stepdad’s drink because he thought it was funny, but he didn’t want to hurt him.