New South Wales Police issue drug warning after teenager’s death

Det Superintendent Nick Bingham addresses the media after the death of a teenager who took a drug that mimics the effects of LSD. (Mackenzie Price/The Sydney Newsdesk)

Det Superintendent Nick Bingham addresses the media after the death of a teenager who took a drug that mimics the effects of LSD. (Mackenzie Price/The Sydney Newsdesk)

PARRAMATTA — New South Wales Police were called to a home in Killara on Wednesday night where a 17-year-old boy fell from a third floor balcony to his death. Before falling, it is understood that the boy was saying he “believed he could fly”.

Police have revealed that they believe the boy ingested a drug that mimics the effects of LSD.

An 18-year-old man has been arrested and charged with the supply of a prohibited drug and was granted bail to appear back in court on the 3rd of July, 2013.

Police have explained that they are still unsure of the exact substance that the teen ingested on Wednesday, though the behaviour of the boy was similar to those who have previously ingested  25B-NBOMe and 25I-NBOMe. These substances can be purchased online for as little as $1.50.

Detective Superintendent Nick Bingham said “Anyone who is considering experimenting with illicit or synthetic drugs should stop to consider the possible consequences and not do it. It’s a gamble with your life that’s just not worth taking.”

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