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Almost exactly two years ago, two 13-year-old boys, friends at Treasure Mountain Junior High, Grant Seaver and Ryan Ainsworth, died within days of each other after ingesting a synthetic opioid known as “pink”.

Now the parents of the two boys have filed lawsuits against each other.

Last spring, Grant Seaver’s parents filed a wrongful-death suit against the parents of four of their son’s friends, including the parents of Ryan Ainsworth, and claimed that the adults were guilty of negligent supervision.

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.

PCPD

The Summit County Attorney’s Office has released an emergency alert identifying dangerous, controlled substances were shipped from overseas to at least one Park City address. Some of the drugs have been intercepted but there is concern that more may have been distributed throughout the community. There are four juveniles who are known to have received the controlled substances from a foreign origin. The substances were ordered from the “dark web”. Carolyn Murray has this:

Local law enforcement has issued an alert about a dangerous synthetic drug that may be in our community.  This drug has ties to "Pink", the synthetic opioid that police say killed two teens in the Park City area in 2016.  Please see the statement below and stay tuned to KPCW for updates.

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 Department & Park City School District

The Park City Police Department has updated information on the toxicology reports of the two Treasure Mountain Junior High students who died in September.  Carolyn Murray has more:

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

The film is a graphic depiction of Opioid addiction in the United States.  Special agents from the DEA and FBI , along with Community Health Workers, participated in the panel discussion that followed the movie.  

They indicate the  abuse of pain killers and synthetic opiates in Utah and nationwide is unprecedented.

Carolyn Murray was covering the event for KPCW.

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