A Blaine man has admitted to providing an illegal synthetic drug that killed a teen more than a year ago.
Timothy Richard LaMere, 22, Thursday pled guilty in Anoka County District Court to third degree murder.
On March 17, 2011 police arrived at a Blaine home and found several people who appeared to be suffering from effects of drug use.
Another guest had driven Trevor Robinson-Davis, age 19, to Unity Hospital because Robinson-Davis had ingested drugs and was not breathing. Later that day, Robinson-Davis died from cardiac arrest attributed to toxicity associated with the presence of drugs in the “2C” category, also known as a synthetic drug.
Police were informed by witnesses at the Blaine home that LaMere had provided a substance to anyone who wanted it. The substance was tested and determined to be 8.9 grams of the drug “2C-E.”
According to the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and U.S. Department of Drug Enforcement, the drug 2C-E’s chemical description places it within the definition of a controlled substance, making it illegal for an individual to possess.
Anoka County Attorney Tony Palumbo expressed sympathy for the families involved.
“Many families have been affected by this tragedy,” Palumbo said. “Experimenting with drugs never leads to a good result. In this case, it led to a death.”
Sentencing for LaMere is scheduled for May 25.