2C-E: Trevor Robinson, 19 and a father, died in mass overdose

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Trevor Robinson died at Unity Hospital in Fridley.
Trevor Robinson, 19 years old and the father of a 5-month-old baby from Coon Rapids, went to hang out with friends at a house on Monroe Street in Blaine Wednesday night.

By Thursday afternoon, Robinson was dead, one of 11 people to have overdosed on the synthetic and legal hallucinogen 2C-E.

They were apparently either chopping the drug up and snorting it, or dissolving it in drinks that night, likely without knowing how much to ingest, according to police who were called to the home early yesterday morning. Some scattered when police showed up, and had to be tracked down and taken for medical care.

Robinson had been seen banging his head against a wall after taking the drug, and he was later dropped off and left alone in the parking lot of Unity Hospital, a friend of his told WCCO.

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2C-1, the drug being blamed for the overdoses.
During the night, friends learned through texts and phone calls that Robinson had been hospitalized. He was taken off life support on Thursday afternoon, as news of the mass overdose began seeping out.

Robinson's Facebook page indicates he was a Blaine High School graduate, and enrolled at Anoka-Ramsey Community College.

The victims are between the ages of 16 and 21, and at least two are in high school. Two victims remain in critical condition. Authorities are withholding their names.

Anoka County Sheriff Cmdr. Paul Sommer told us the ability to legally purchase designer drugs like 2C-E is becoming more of a problem.

"We're told that amongst teens, these kind of substances are thought to be somewhat safe because they're seemingly legal," he said. "They're far from safe."

Continuing Coverage of 2C-E

* One dead, 10 hospitalized in mass drug overdose in Blaine

* Trevor Robinson, 19, dead from 2C-E overdose

* 2C-E: What is it?

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Ian224
Ian224

Fucking idiots, did they not know to RESEARCH and gather information on substances before you ingest or snort any substances? They definitely did more than they needed, 10mg is easily enough to produce desired effects, they must of done at least 75-100mg. OR another possibility which is very likely is they could of received a mislabeled product such as Bromo-DragonFLY which has dosages in the microgram range and did massive amounts of it. 2c-E has a VERY unlikely chance of killing anyone, so I am betting they got a mislabeled product. Sad yes, but very idiotic...

Rehab
Rehab

"We're told that amongst teens, these kind of substances are thought to be somewhat safe because they're seemingly legal," - No drugs or substance is safe if used wrongly and with abuse. It's funny how things like this always have to happen first before the government becomes aware. The sad part is, most victims are teens which could've been our future leaders. Thanks for sharing this article! Very informative.

Anonymous
Anonymous

I'm sorry but. Really?He seems really immature.I feel bad for the family buttttttt ha i don't know.

truthiness
truthiness

this is further proof that the war on drugs is having a reverse effect,though an obvious effect,when anything is labeled wrong or taboo or illegal,it does 2 things,1. makes people want to do it.

2. makes people find alternatives

the latter is what we have here.it is obvious that all these research psychedelics are being made becauseeveryone is trying to mimic LSD.Why mimic it?....oh, its illegal and the chemicals used in its production areapparently extremely difficult to obtain,therefore it is really hard to find.

But the demand is still there.LSD is physically as safe as bottled water, actually bottled water contains more carcinogens and will do more physical damage than lab grade LSD,it is safe...why not educate and regulate?PEOPLE ARE GOING TO DO IT ANYWAY.Or people are going to find ALTERNATIVES, NOT ALWAYS SAFE ALTERNATIVES.

End the war on drugs,demystify the effects of drugs,educate!!!!!!I mean if drugs were made legal today,i know i'm not going to fuck with meth or heroin or coke,because I am educated on the effects,they cause physical addictions, not just habits.We need to end the "refer madness" approach and use common sense,

only then will these senseless deaths stop occurring.until then,the deaths will continue because people want to experience thefull range of consciousness, and they will, you can't stop them.

so let them be educated and safe while they do it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Inflatable Dork
Inflatable Dork

A tragic loss that could have been avoided if they knew what the fuck they were actually doing. I myself took a dose of 2c-e at the beginning of this month, but I snorted no more than 13 mg tops, and I was struggling to cope with that (not to mention all the bodily problems and anxiety I've had since then), it's not a chemical anybody should take lightly. If these kids got given 2c-e and were racking up MDMA-sized lines, it's really no wonder to me that they got hurt, as the dose curve is freaking steep when snorted and it stings like all hell so god alone knows what it's gonna do to your insides in mass quantities, but that's if they were given something else, then the news outlets need to correct their information so that the real drug is named and shamed.

Bottom line is drugs are dangerous, even legal ones, and when you take a chemical, you're putting your life at risk, and every blissed-out kid needs to learn to respect this. You might not survive this high, are you sure you wanna gamble like that?

I'd like to hear one of the kids versions of events myself, see if it actually was 2c-e they experienced or another sinister chem, it's never so easy to tell when it goes through the media machine. Also, left alone in the parking lot? What asshole friend leaves an overdosing kid on his own to be scooped up by whoever happens to walk past? That's fucking low.

My thoughts are with Trevor and his friends and family and five month old son. It's always sad when something like this happens, especially when it could have been avoided so easily.

Jill Robinson
Jill Robinson

Ok I am sure to you all this by now has moved to old news and you have moved on to your next subject but I am Trevors mother and guess wha????t our wonderful media has managed to tell you what they want you to know and understand and obviously most of you still are in a fog. To those of you that dont reconize 1st my son was not an idiot and neither was his friends. They all made bad choices but who hasnt? And take your cry baby crap and move on to judge and ridicule those you dont even know. The boy purchased this drug legally from the internet and they all wanted to see a few colors and celebrate St Patricks Day. My son was soon to join our Air Force and fight for your dumb asses that have nothing better to do then to sit in here and talk but not any whatso ever any actions just words.All Talk.. These kids did not pay for this from Tim he gave them all free lines to snort also celebrating Trevors 19th Birthday. The only reason why he felt safe was because how harmful could a legal government drug be? Not detected in his Air Forse Drug test. I know for a fact not one of you did not do their share of parties in their teen years. Now Put yourself at that party. How dare you call my son an idiot. He was a beautiful soul and not a mean bone in his body. He was loved by so many teens and he never saw race color in his friends. Hell I wouldnt be suprised if a few were from some distant planet. ( very emo) At his funeral there were over 599 of these friends all mourning their friend. Thank God these kids got the picture and swore to never touch these so called legal drugs. Oh ya and the best part is my son dies and wow there you have it.l Cover your ass and decide to make this drug illigal and put this friend that supplied this poison go up for murder only to become hardened in our prisons , I forgive him and that poor boy has to live his life knowing he killed his best friend. So Go out and keep doing this poisons just dont take anyone with you.

R. D. M.
R. D. M.

stupid people, dont put something into your body you don't understand, you wouldnt chug a bottle of Tequila would you?

punishing the wrong person
punishing the wrong person

Is anyone else missing the fact that the person who sold it is being charged with 3rd degree murder? He sold a LEGAL substance to people who took too much of it. It is absolutely awful that Robinson died from this, and perhaps no one should be taking drugs, legal or illegal, BECAUSE THEY'RE DANGEROUS. However, Lamere did not commit a crime. That would be like charging a grocery store with 3rd degree murder if a consumer who bought beer there died of alcohol poisoning.

Stacy s
Stacy s

Trevor! you are dearly missed by so many people. and you were such a good friend to everyone you knew! and jill im so sorry to hear about your loss i will be attending the funeral

Guest
Guest

Kirk, you imply this coming ban is good.

Then you mention that the war on drugs is unbeatable, and a sham.

I'm confuzzled.

How about civil liberties and brains, instead of cops and GED's?

Subdivided
Subdivided

Such a tragedy, but unfortunately I saw this coming. I've been seeing younger kids getting into 2C-E in particular, in addition to being available online, some dealers are pressing it into pills or selling capsules at parties, and kids are taking several doses worth at a time. And these poor kids cutting it up into unmeasured lines? Oh no, a disaster waiting to happen. You DON'T snort these kinds of chemicals, they are far too powerful.

But to put this tragedy into perspective, you have to look at the relative safety of 2C-E, since after about a decade of widespread use around the world, this is the first reported death. When used properly it has some margin of safety; clearly these kids weren't anywhere close to proper usage.

However, a blanket ban on any drug is counter productive. Regulation perhaps, education definitely, but not prohibition (and honest education, not scare tactics). It only makes drug use, which is part of human nature, much more dangerous in the long run.

Auto394291
Auto394291

As it were, an anonymous source has now stated that the drug sold as 2C-E was in fact a massive overdose of the drug MDPV, a component of "bath salts" whose ban was recently proposed by the DEA/congress.

"I'd like to shed some light on this, because I actually know what happened – I know these kids either directly or through some friends. I've heard what actually happened from several different people.

As some of you have guessed, this was NOT 2c-e, it was actually MDPV. The kid knew what he was selling, yet he still sold it like it was molly/2c-e, in 100mg capsules. Really ****ing dangerous shit.

The guy who sold these kids MDPV as 2c-e is actually friends with the guy who sold me and my friend MDPV as MDMA. Even more baffling, he had taken enough MDPV the night I was duped to put himself in the hospital. He was fully aware of the effects. I've met gang-banging heroin dealers more honest/ethical than these guys.

These kids run in the same scene as me, as well as the dealers obviously, and this has shaken the scene to the core. Very sad stuff."

bbirr
bbirr

I feel bad for the families of these kids, what a tragic thing to have happen to your child. Drugs are never good, but you hate to see such a young man die from them. Hopefully this will be a hard lesson learned to the kids that knew Trevor R.

True
True

these kids were idiots. plain and simple

the amount of 2C-E needed to have a good time is MINISCULE, i am talking grains of sand! to snort anything more than 10mg is going to put ANYBODY in a bad place, and these kids probably did more than a gram among them all... its just idiotic and this is what happens. if you do not possess a scale capable of weighing something down to the milligram, dont buy drugs online, because they are 100% pure and only tiny amounts are needed

Kirk the Conservative Jerk
Kirk the Conservative Jerk

Don't worry people! The Minnesota democrats in the House and Senate ARE currently drafting up a bill to ban this substance along with man others. Much like the democrats drafted and sponsored the bill to ban synthetic thc or synthetic marijuana. Don't think the democrats "could possibility be the ones" infringing on your personal liberties? Look it up. Yes, they are both the sponsors and cosponsors of these bills.

funny how our legislation is actually attempting and actually think the can stop use of these drugs. Their are hundreds if not thousands of variations of these drugs just waiting for a use. Ban one, it will be replaced by three. Thank the pharmaceutical innovation/revolution.

Tryptaminddd
Tryptaminddd

this should be edited, written out on a flyers, and dropped across the united states.

Inflatable Dork
Inflatable Dork

but that's if they weren't given something else instead*

Anonymous
Anonymous

"Hell I wouldnt be suprised if a few were from some distant planet. ( very emo)"Nice label. If it's okay for you to say that. It's okay for me to say your son is an idiot.'Hell', I bet he was looking for a 'legal' drug so he wouldn't have to risk getting caught doing cocaine or something. And he has a baby! He shouldn't be doing that stuff. Great ro-model!Thank you.

http://www.usconstitution.net/...

No_one
No_one

Natural Selection at work. We have a better gene pool it..

Jill Robinson
Jill Robinson

hey dumb ass my son did not purchase this legal internet drug they were all given free doses. Timmy will have to live the rest of his life knowing that he killed his best friend. That I will agree with you on. What a shame to lock him up in our awful prisons only to harden a extremly troubled teen. That would not solve a thing. But you need to understand that these kids had no clue what it was they were able to purchase legal. My son was soon to join the Air force and fight for our country and had no clue this high would be his last. And by the way I have in my younger years jugged many bottles of our legal bottles of booze in my teens and guess what? You are charged with a crime when you drink and drive and kill. Our whole entire society is filled with prescription legal drugs immensly. Take a pill to sleep, stay awake, your depressed your too happy what ever. You need to take a pill..

also
also

and I really hate to be the one to say this but he made the choice to take the substance, as a father of a 5-month-old. It is tragic that he died and I pray to God the rest of these kids will be alright, but if you choose to take a drug, that's your choice. Nowhere in this story does it mention anyone slipping the drug into anyone's drink, or forcing them to take it. Kids need to realize that there are serious consequences to taking drugs - that's why they're illegal...

Subdivided
Subdivided

Kirk seems confused on several points. "It's the liberals taking your rights away", yet social conservatives have been doing this for decades. It's just another Fox news inspired rant, taking any opportunity, not matter how baseless or absurd, to take jabs at the left.

Subdivided
Subdivided

Just saw the post concerning MDPV. If this is true I hope the truth gets out. MDPV has already been implicated in several deaths, and it's a relatively new compound. This and many like it are likely the result of a UK blanket ban on nearly all analogues, resulting in more and more dangerous molecules that skirt each new legislation passed. Many of these stimulants are first carried by UK based online vendors. People may remember Mephedrone, which is the same class of drug, is also a good example of this.

subdivided
subdivided

Infringing on personal liberties you say? Wasn't it our Republican governor who vetoed medical marijuana? I mean, if you want to get technical, the Republicans started and were early champions of the drug war after all. Just sayin'.

Regardless, I would be interested to see Republican and Democrat drug legislation stacked up against each other and see what the data says.

Jill Robinson
Jill Robinson

you are a very sick human without a soul. No worries because I know my son will rest in heaven and you however will regret your sick morbid thoughts. Too bad that the natural selection gets chosen first instead of you worthless empty not to be missed when your gone ick... wow look in the mirror or better yet look at your fat or ugly people that are stuck with you without choice I am sure. Too bad your Natural selection will be a very painful journey for you.

Think about this.
Think about this.

I don't think you understand that without proper research and safetey precautions, drugs aren't actually as bad as they are made out to be. It's the stupidity of youth that causes these things to happen... not the drug. A drug is just a chemical, a powder, a pill or a plant or whatever else they may be. It's what is done with said drug that will kill somebody, not the drug itself. It's like saying a knife killed somebody, it wasn't the knife, it was the person using the knife. You never see in the news 'knife killed somebody' you see 'somebody killed somebody with a knife'. Can't you see this?

Shayla Meisner
Shayla Meisner

 @twitter-56615596:disqus First I would like to say my heart goes out to you and your family. I can only imagine how hard all this must be. But Trevor did make a consciously irresponsible deadly mistake. ANYTHING a person puts into their body should be knowledgable of it's ingredients and their effects. Responsible drug use is what we all should be advocating for and using this as an exmple. I have started a petition and protest for Timothy and would appriciate your help fighting for justice and pushing for more education! http://www.change.org/petition...http://www.facebook.com/event....

Wowwww
Wowwww

Your son would not at be able to join the air force with drugs in his system. That's what they kick people out for.

You keep justifying that the drug was legal and free, but that doesn't make it okay. The fact that they didn't know what it was or how much to take is not an excuse to what they did. Keep calling the people that acknowledge the idiocy of the situation idiots themselves, but at least they know who the REAL idiots are. Seems to me the people that DON'T do drugs would be the ones who aren't taking the chance of killing themselves or changing the lives of the ones that they care about in a negative way are the smart ones, not the idiots. But that's just me.

It is sad that your son died, but you should use it to help others not make the same mistakes, and NOT to make excuses for him and tell them about his character. No one is saying he wasn't a nice person. Just irresponsible. It's his responsibility as a parent to be there for his child. And now he can't be so his son will have to suffer for the rest of his life because of this poor decision that was made.

If they had consumed smaller amounts, it would have gone over just like any other night and no one would have learned anything. Hopefully now, some dopeheads will learn not to mess with that shit. There are cooler ways to die.

Jill Robinson
Jill Robinson

wow here you are again our perfect American critic. Wow you should find another hobby because you are an extremly evil soul. I would give anything to talk to you in person and to see what a real live idiot looks like. Before you judge those around you look at your own lonely miseralbe life. Now that to me is a sad story all by itself.

Subdivided
Subdivided

Supposedly the substance has now been tested and confirmed to be 2C-E. Not surprising, as all of Auto394291's information sounds second hand, "friends of friends", etc. See new article here:

http://www.startribune.com/loc...

aware
aware

no actually he is 100% accurate. RIP, but these kids were still ridiculously foolish.

2C-E DOES NOT, HAS NOT... AND SURELY STILL HAS NOT EVER EVER EVER KILLED ANYONE!

Is it too much to ask for people to do just a tiny bit of research before buying, consuming, or writing articles about chemicals they know absolutely nothing about?

This article is actually not NEARLY as hilariously terrible as the others I have read though.

Abc
Abc

Maybe if you were a better parent and taught your children some responsibility.........

Jill Robinson
Jill Robinson

you are a cruel rude idiot. If you knew my son before he died you would of never made these comments. He was soon to join our troups IN THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE bet you cant say that. Still Think Trevor was a idiot? I once again will repeat this was a legal drug purchased via internet. Think twice before you take your sleeping pills or your anti depressant or anything else you so easily trust.

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