Ryan Ainsworth

The parents of a Park City teenager who died in 2016, after ingesting the synthetic opioid known as "pink", have filled a lawsuit in federal court against the international companies who allegedly produced, sold and mailed the drug.

James and Deborah Seaver are asking for more than $10 million dollars in damages after the death of their 13-year-old son, Grant.

The lawsuit was filed last week in U.S. District Court, almost two years to the day after Grant Seaver died from ingesting the drug U-47700.

Park City Police Department

The 17-year old teen accused of distributing illegal substances that were shipped to a Park City address from over seas has denied the charges in Summit County’s Third District Juvenile Court. Third District Juvenile Judge, Elizabeth Knight commended the teen for complying with her in home detention over the past few weeks and approved her transfer to a residential treatment facility.  Carolyn Murray has this:

A 17-year-old girl has been charged for her alleged role in the overdose of two 13-year-old boys back in 2016 as well as receiving additional packages of  illegal drugs obtained from the dark web. Leslie Thatcher has more.

According to court documents, the female minor is a Park City High School student. She has been charged with four counts of drug distribution – all second-degree felonies, if committed by an adult.

Carolyn Murray

May is Mental Health Awareness month. Connect Summit County sponsored a panel of Park City students representing four high school clubs.  They were there with one sole purpose; to answer anything, anyone wanted to ask them.  The Ask Me Anything event had panel members giving short powerful talks under the Ted X youth video platform. These courageous students spoke about their personal experiences with mental health, substance abuse, racism and sexuality.  Carolyn Murray attended and has this. 

Park City School District

On this year anniversary of the deaths of two Park City 8th graders, significant changes have occurred in the Park City School District. In a recent presentation to the Park City Rotary Club, District Superintendent Ember Conley highlighted the lessons learned and the efforts being made to address mental health and substance abuse.  Carolyn Murray has more:

On Friday, Summit County Third District Juvenile Court heard motions in the case involving a Park City teenager who is charged with distributing a controlled or counterfeit  substance and reckless endangerment related to the September overdose deaths of Grant Seaver and Ryan Ainsworth. Carolyn Murray attended the hearing and has this:

A 15-year-old defendant facing drug charges related to the deaths of two Treasure Mountain Junior High students had a court date scheduled last Friday. That date is now delayed for nearly two more months. Rick Brough has more:

Park City Police say a juvenile has been charged as a result of their investigation into the deaths of two 13 year old boys.

Grant Seaver and Ryan Ainsworth died a couple of days apart in September.   Both boys were students at Treasure Mountain Junior High School. 

Police have not determined what caused the boys’ deaths.  However, right after they died the Park City School District and Park City Police issued a community alert about a synthetic opioid called “pink”.   They say the drug is easily available over the internet. 

Park City Police Department & Park City School District

Two search warrants reveal more information about a synthetic opioid called “pink” in the Park City community.  According to the affidavits for search warrants in Summit and Wasatch counties,  on September 13th a juvenile female told police officers that two months earlier, two juvenile males asked her  to help them obtain a controlled substance through the mail.   The two boys told her that the contents of the package were legal, but their parents were screening their mail for drugs so they couldn’t have the package sent to them.    She said in mid-August, a package from C

Today's show begins with coverage of Tuesday's news conference about the deaths of two Treasure Mountain Junior High School students.  The last half of the show is a conversation with Park City Superintendent Dr. Ember Conley and counselor Sam Walsh about how educators are advising students and parents about the investigation and community-wide drug alert.   Park City Manager Diane Foster and Trails & Open Space Program Manager Heinrich Deters discuss possible plans for Library Field.

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