The tragedy occurred in Woodbury, Minn, last fall after the five teens passed the drug, which is actually a different chemical compound than real LSD, amongst themselves and eventually gave it to Tara Fitzgerald, who was found unresponsive Jan. 11, according to Washington County Attorney Pete Orput.
Charged with third-degree murder were 19-year-olds Alexander Clausen and Cole Matenaer and 17-year-olds Sydney Johnson, Alistair Berg and Brian Norlander. The 17-year-olds will likely be charged as adults.
According to prosecutors, the acid-like hallucinogenic, is known clinically as 25i-NBOMe, originated with Claussen. He later sold it to Matenaer, who sent it along to the underage kids, authorities say.
A search of Claussen’s home turned up 305 doses of the drug, which he was selling for $10 each, KARE-TV reported.
Fitzgerald died of 25i-NBOMe toxicity, tests showed.