Teen Dies After Ingesting Liquid Meth

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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) May 2, 2017 – A 16-year-old teen referred for secondary inspection at a U.S. border crossing died after drinking liquid methamphetamine.

This case involves a Tijuana teen, referred for secondary inspection at the San Ysidro border crossing in 2013, who died after taking four sips of liquid meth that he was carrying in his backpack.

The young man was referred to secondary inspection due his fast speech and nervous behavior. When questioned by two U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers, he indicated the liquid was apple juice. The agents told the teen to drink the liquid to prove it was apple juice. He drank four sips and ended up in the emergency room at a local hospital. He died as a result of a meth overdose.

At the time of his death, the high school student did not have a previous criminal record. It was suspected that he was paid the going rate of $100 or $200, to get the drug across the border. An agreement was ultimately reached in this alleged assault and battery, wrongful death case for a settlement of $1 million to the teen’s family. The CBP officers are still working at the border crossing.

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