Park City teen sentenced for his role in classmates’ fatal overdoses on ‘pink’

PARK CITY — The Park City teen charged in connection with the death of two 13-year-olds who overdosed on the synthetic opioid known as pink was sentenced in Summit County Juvenile Court on Friday.

The 15-year-old suspect had been charged with distribution of a controlled substance and reckless endangerment.

The distribution charge, a felony, was dropped as part of a plea deal. As for the reckless endangerment charge, a misdemeanor, the suspect was sentenced to 90 days probation, 80 hours of community service, a $175 fine, and a requirement to be subject to random drug testing.

It was in September that two Treasure Mountain Junior High classmates, Ryan Ainsworth and Grant Seaver, died within 48 hours of each other. It was later determined the boys had overdosed on the synthetic opioid known as pink.

Read more: Toxicology tests confirm Utah boys died of ‘pink’ overdose

According to police, the 15-year-old suspect had ordered the drug over the Internet from China. The suspect said he had become addicted to opioids himself, was also taking them, and had also gotten sick.

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Written by ROBERT BOYD,

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  • comments March 31, 2017 at 6:10 pm

    I guess to be fair, today’s youth really have no real positive role models. And you’ve got pop culture media glorifying degenerate thug ghetto culture, which includes drugs and booze.

  • Caveat_Emptor April 1, 2017 at 10:46 am

    As a former resident of Snyderville Basin (Park City Cheap Seats), I was disappointed to hear about this case. Kids in our neighborhood went to TM Middle School, and the parents we knew appeared to be actively engaged in their kids lives.
    I trust the school district has performed an assessment of what they might have learned from this sad case, but more importantly, I hope the parents of the other kids have modified their parenting style…..

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