As we’ve reported, Park City parent Robert Ainsworth has filed a lawsuit, alleging that City Police and the Park City School District withheld information that could have saved his son from a fatal opioid overdose, nearly three years ago.

The 44-page suit was filed in U.S. District Court, charging the governmental defendants with civil rights violations.

A Park City parent has filed a lawsuit against the city police department, and the Park City School District, saying they withheld information that could have saved his 13-year-old son from a fatal overdose on the opioid known as Pink in 2016.

The suit was filed by Robert Ainsworth over the death of his son Ryan.

The named defendants include Park City Police Lt. Darwin Little, the Principal of Treasure Mountain Junior High, Emily Sutherland, and a counselor there, Nicholai Jensen.

A 17-year-old Park City High student has pled Guilty to two drug distribution charges in a Friday morning hearing in Summit County's Third District Juvenile Court.

The girl waived her right to a trial which was scheduled to take place Friday.

A trial is set for April 19th in Summit County’s Juvenile Court for a Park City High School girl charged with ordering drugs from overseas on the Dark Web.

In the meantime, a Juvenile Court Judge still has to decide about a motion from the Defense, to suppress statements that the girl made shortly after her arrest last summer.

Judge Elizabeth Knight heard opposing arguments on the issue at a hearing in Salt Lake Friday.

The 17-year-old girl is facing four counts of drug distribution.

A recent ruling from a Third District Court judge has gone against the parents of a Park City teen who died in 2016.

James and Deborah Seaver filed suit against six other parents, alleging the defendant’s minor children were involved in the opioid-overdose death of their 13-year-old son Grant.

Judge Kent Holmberg ruled for the defendants, throwing out two of the claims from the Seavers. However, two other claims remain, and the case is proceeding with those.

A hearing in Summit County’s juvenile court is set for early December, to hear evidence against a Park City High School girl facing four counts of drug distribution.

However, her attorney said Friday she intends to file a motion to suppress some of the prosecution’s case.

Charging documents filed against the girl last summer allege she had ordered drugs from overseas on the Dark Web.

Summit County


Lawyers representing three local families being sued for the alleged wrongful death of a Park City teen, who died in 2016 from a drug overdose were in Summit County’s Third District court on Thursday.  The families are asking Judge Kent Holmberg to dismiss two of the allegations - negligent misrepresentation and abnormally dangerous activity. Carolyn Murray was in the courtroom and has this report:

A Park City High School girl facing drug distribution charges returned for a short appearance in juvenile court Friday. A pre-trial hearing was scheduled but has been deferred for about a month.

The girl, who allegedly played a role in the opioid overdose deaths of two boys in September 2016, is now facing four counts of drug distribution. Charging documents filed against her last summer say she had ordered drugs from overseas on the dark web.

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.


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: