- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 19, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Utah prosecutors have filed charges against a juvenile in the deaths of two 13-year-old Park City boys that may be connected to a new synthetic opioid drug available online.

Park City Police Chief Wade Carpenter announced the charges in a statement Wednesday. Search warrants show police have been investigating reports that other teens in Park City had ordered online the drug U-47700, sometimes known as “pink.”

Carpenter did not say what charges have been filed.

Authorities are still waiting on toxicology results to determine exactly how the Grant Seaver and Ryan Ainsworth died. Carpenter has said that messages on the teens’ social media accounts pointed to the drug.

Police say U-47700 is one of several new drugs being manufactured overseas and too new to immediately be listed as illegal substances in the U.S.


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