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Timeline in the Secret of Siam contamination complaints dates back to January

Posted at 6:21 PM, Feb 17, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-18 00:08:20-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Reports of food contaminated with cannabis at a Las Vegas restaurant, Secret of Siam, surfaced this week. 13 Action News learned the Southern Nevada Health District inspected the restaurant on Feb. 10 after a complaint about the possible contamination — but now the timeline has moved up.

The Health District and Las Vegas Metropolitan Police are investigating the complaints, the most recent of which is actually the earliest on the timeline: Jan. 31.

Secret of Siam investigation: Full coverage from 13 Action News

Josh Kalambakal said the recent allegations against the restaurant came as a relief to him.

“We usually eat there about every month,” said Kalambakal, a resident of Las Vegas. “Been eating there for about two years now.”

He says everybody was warm and welcoming inside, but his tune changed after his last order, placed on the last day of January.

Clearer timeline of events in Secret of Siam investigation

“Right when I got back in the house, I made it just to the kitchen and started feeling dizzy and disoriented," Kalambakal said.

He was not entirely sure who to blame for how he felt and took an over-the-counter urine drug test to figure out what was in his system.

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“There was no explanation, so I wanted to take a drug test just to make sure,” he said. “So, I just got an over-the-counter test and sure enough, it came back positive.”

Positive for THC.

Police told us earlier that there could be criminal intent, and said in part:

LVMPD has taken multiple reports reference adulterated food. Detectives are currently investigating the validity of these complaints.

This investigation is currently ongoing. There are no further details we can provide at this time.

“At the same time, it was kind of scary to know that you order some food and it could have been something else, you know?” Kalambakal said.

Secret of Siam has been open since 2019 and has been inspected by the Health District four times since then, getting an "A" grade on every occasion.

Multiple attempts to reach the restaurant's listed owner for comment have been unsuccessful.

If you ate at Secret of Siam and have a similar story, you’re asked to call Las Vegas Police or the Health District.