Attorney for 17-year-old accused of procuring illegal drugs seeks motion to suppress evidence
The attorney for a 17-year-old Park City girl charged with ordering illegal drugs online over the summer plans to file for a motion to suppress evidence in the case.
At a hearing on Friday in 3rd District Juvenile Court, the girl’s attorney, Mary Corporon, asked for a hearing for the judge to review the evidence. She also asked the judge to set a trial date. Corporon said she intends to file the motion to suppress, which requests that a particular piece of evidence be excluded from trial, by the end of the month.
The 17-year-old girl was charged this summer with four second-degree felony counts of distributing a controlled substance, according to charging documents. Prosecutors say she ordered ecstasy and a drug called 2C-B via the dark web in June and July of this year. U.S. Customs and Border Protection intercepted two packages addressed to the teen at a Park City address on June 18 and June 21. On July 21, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service intercepted a third package addressed to the teen containing 2C-B, according to court documents.
Prosecutors claim the girl was also involved in acquiring the drug U-44770, a synthetic opioid called pink, in 2016 that killed two 13-year-old Park City boys. The boys, Ryan Ainsworth and Grant Seaver, overdosed after ingesting the opioid in September of 2016. She was not charged in the deaths.
The Park Record is not disclosing the teen’s name because she is a minor.
According to charging documents, the teen admitted to ordering the drugs this summer on the dark web after she was arrested. She said friends asked her to order the drugs.
The evidentiary hearing is scheduled to take place on Dec. 7. No trial date has been set yet.
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