Missouri Teen Sentenced for Boy's Drug Death

4 years 1 month 5 days ago Wednesday, May 14 2014 May 14, 2014 Wednesday, May 14, 2014 3:31:20 PM CDT May 14, 2014 in News
By: The Associated Press

PLATTE CITY (AP) - A suburban Kansas City girl who sold a synthetic form of LSD has been sentenced to seven years in prison for the death of teenage buyer.

The Platte County prosecutor says that 17-year-old Krista Meeks, of Riverside, pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges including first-degree involuntary manslaughter and distribution of an imitation controlled substance.

Meeks admitted selling the synthetic LSD last Oct. 3 to two boys, ages 14 and 15. Both boys ingested the drug and were taken the following day to a hospital. The 15-year-old died of what an autopsy found was intoxication from a synthetic compound.

Investigators said Meeks told them she refused to take the same drug because of what she called its "harsh and violent" effects.

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