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Utah man charged for drug crimes after near death of teen

A 19-year-old man in Utah may soon be exploring his legal options after a recent arrest. Reports stated that the man has been charged with drug crimes relating to the near death of a 17-year-old boy. Apparently, the boy had arranged a meeting with the older man in order to make a drug purchase. The two purportedly met and allegedly made a transaction that resulted in the man giving the boy a pill for $10.

After taking half of the pill, the boy reportedly suffered from an overdose. The boy's father found him struggling to breathe, and he was taken to the hospital for treatment. Luckily, the overdose did not prove fatal. Authorities suspect that the drug involved was a substance known as "pink," which is an opioid. 

A tip resulted in authorities searching the 19-year-old man's house. They allegedly found drug-related paraphernalia as well as substances that tested positive for drugs. As a result, the man is currently facing charges for drug possession, drug distribution, possession of drug paraphernalia and child endangerment.

The charges brought against him for the alleged drug crimes may leave the Utah man feeling understandably overwhelmed. It may be difficult for him to determine how to properly address his predicament in a meaningful manner. Luckily, he does have criminal defense options of which he could take advantage. In order to learn more about these options, he may wish to consult with an experienced attorney who could provide reliable information as well as help him prepare and present his defense.

Source: deseretnews.com, "Man charged in possible pink overdose investigation", Pat Reavy, April 6, 2017

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