Pinky

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:

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:

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.

An update on the investigation into the deaths of two Treasure Mountain Junior High School Students tops this morning’s Local News Hour.  Host Renai Bodley talks to Park City Police Chief Wade Carpenter about the new synthetic drug “pink” and why police are concerned it could be in our community.  Then Summit County Councilman Tal Adair gives an update on criminal justice reform and a new plan to move non-violent drug offenders out of the jail and into supervision.  Snyderville Planning Commissioner Bea Peck talks about the Discovery CORE project, which is a mixed affordable housing project

Park City Police Chief Wade Carpenter was on The Local News Hour this morning.  He gave new information about the synthetic drug "pink" and why he says it's in the community.  He also has an update on the investigation into the deaths of 13-year-old Grant Seavers and 13-year-old Ryan Ainsworth.    

Here is the entire 15 minute interview:

KPCW

The deaths of two thirteen year old boys, who attended Treasure Mountain Junior High School has prompted a drug investigation by the Park city Police Department.  The synthetic opioid U-47700, street named, "Pink" or "Pinky" is part of the investigation.  Carolyn Murray has more: