Involuntary manslaughter charges filed against 17-year-old after deadly overdose of synthetic drug

PLATTE COUNTY, Mo. - Platte County prosecutors charged a 17-year-old girl with involuntary manslaughter. The charges against Krista Meeks stem from a deadly overdose of a synthetic drug on Oct. 3, 2013.

Meeks is accused of selling a synthetic form of LSD to a 15-year-old boy who died after taking it.

A 14-year-old also took the synthetic drug and was hospitalized at Children's Mercy Hospital.

Meeks was charged on Wednesday after receiving an autopsy report in the case.

Platte County Prosecuting Attorney Eric Zahnd said the girl told police she knew what she was selling was a very dangerous synthetic drug that she wouldn't even take herself because of the side effects.

Kansas City, Kansas police later served a search warrant on a residence where the drug was allegedly manufactured. They seized 1,800 units of the drug.

Meeks faces up to seven years in prison if convicted of the first degree involuntary manslaughter. She is also charged with distribution of an imitation controlled substance as well as possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Jamell Montgomery, 18, of Kansas City was also charged with distribution of an imitation controlled substance. Prosecutors alleged he connected the boys with Meeks so they could buy the drugs.

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