Marysville police seek homicide charge against man who supplied drugs to teen who died

MARYSVILLE — Police are recommending a Marysville man, 22, be charged with controlled substance homicide in connection with a 17-year-old girl’s overdose in June.

The girl was found unconscious on a bedroom floor in a Marysville home on June 18. Marysville police have been investigating her death.

On Thursday afternoon, they forwarded the case to the Snohomish County Prosecutor’s Office, Marysville police Cmdr. Robb Lamoureux said. They also are recommending the man be charged with drug trafficking.

A person commits controlled substances homicide when they supply drugs that result in another’s death.

The man, who is represented by an attorney, had not been arrested as of late Thursday, Lamoureux said.

At this time, police don’t expect to recommend criminal charges for anyone else in connection with the girl’s death.

The Herald is not naming the girl because of her age and the circumstances surrounding her death. She was a junior in the Bio-Med Academy at Marysville Getchell High School. She also attended the Sno-Isle Skills Center.

She died from acute intoxication caused by a combination of drugs, including oxymorphone, cocaine and alcohol, according to the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office. Oxymorphone is an opiate pain killer also known as Opana.

Police were called to the Marysville home about 2 p.m. June 18.

The girl had stayed overnight with friends after they went to a party in the Lake Stevens area, according to a search warrant filed in Cascade District Court in Arlington.

Police were told the girl had been drinking and using cocaine at the party, according to court papers. Before they went to bed, the girl and others allegedly split up and snorted a 40-milligram Opana pill.

People at the home woke up the next afternoon to find the girl unconscious. They summoned their parents, who called 911. Crews were unable to revive the girl.

Police searched the home and the vehicle that was driven to the party. They allegedly found an empty tequila bottle in the car and marijuana and drug paraphernalia in the man’s room.

The man reportedly told detectives that he sold marijuana and pills.

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