Police suspect opium tea in Boulder teen’s death
BOULDER, Colorado – Police in Boulder say a 19-year-old man was found dead in a home, hours after drinking opium tea.
The Boulder County coroner’s office was conducting an autopsy before saying what caused the death of Jeffrey Joseph Bohan, a 2008 graduate of Fairview High School in Boulder. Foul play isn’t suspected.
Police say his brother found him unresponsive at 6 a.m. Tuesday. Police say Bohan had been drinking opium tea with his older brother around midnight.
Police say poppy seeds are available for sale over the Internet. Possession of the seeds is often illegal, depending on their use.
In February, the roommate of 20-year-old University of Colorado student Alex McGuiggan found him dead in his home, hours after McGuiggan drank at least two cups of opium tea.