Updated: 05/30/2012 7:41 AM
Created: 05/29/2012 3:59 PM KSTC45.com | Print Story
By: Leslie Rolander
A Minnesota man who provided a synthetic drug that killed a 19-year-old and sent 10 other party-goers to the hospital last year was sentenced Tuesday.
According to authorities, 22-year-old Timothy LaMere of Blaine was sentenced to more than nine years in prison. He also must pay a $1,000 fine, and restitution of $1,765 for funeral costs.
LaMere had pleaded guilty to third-degree unintentional murder in March.
Prosecutors said LaMere caused Trevor Robinson's death by providing him with the drug 2C-E.
According to court documents, LaMere arrived at a party in Blaine last year with a bottle containing a substance that he said would cause hallucinations. He offered it to anyone who wanted some, and he and Robinson inhaled it through their noses.
The criminal complaint said Robinson began "punching walls, breaking items, staring and having dilated pupils and yelling." He stopped breathing and was taken to a hospital, where he died of cardiac arrest due to drug toxicity.
LaMere and 10 others who took the drug also became sick. Officers arrived to find the victims, ages 16 to 21, with a variety of side effects. Some were having trouble breathing, some appeared to be hallucinating, and others acted violently and struggled with medical personnel.
The Associated Press Contributed to this Report.
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