Coroner: Opium tea killed Boulder man
BOULDER, Colo. – A medical examiner says a 19-year-old Boulder man died from lethal levels of morphine after drinking “opium tea” brewed with poppy pods.
Boulder County Coroner Tom Faure (fohr) released his findings Monday in the July 21 death of Jeffrey Joseph Bohan. Faure ruled the death accidental.
Witnesses told police that Bohan and an older brother drank the tea early that morning, then fell asleep at about 4 a.m. after playing video games. Police say that when the older brother woke up a few hours later, the younger man wasn’t breathing.
It’s the second death blamed on poppy pod tea. Police say 20-year-old University of Colorado student Alex McGuiggan was found dead in February after drinking at least two cups.
Information from: Daily Camera, http://www.dailycamera.com/
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