Popular teen becomes first known victim in this country of killer hallucinogenic drug
A popular 18-year-old has become the first known victim in this country of the killer hallucinogenic drug, N-bomb.
Cork teen Alex Ryan, from Millstreet, snorted the powdered substance 251-NBOMe which allowed the drug to enter his bloodstream and reach his brain more quickly and lethally than fellow party-goers who had eaten it.
Alex – who completed his Leaving Certificate at Millstreet Community College last June - collapsed with five others after taking the party drug at a party at St Patrick’s Terrace in Greenmount, Cork City in the early hours of Tuesday morning.
His unconscious body was discovered by local man Gerard Banks outside the house who alerted Gardai and paramedics.
Five other party-goers who emerged from the property later were discovered hallucinating and covered in blood. They have since recovered.
Yesterday afternoon, medics switched off Alex’s life support machine shortly after his organs were removed and donated to four transplant patients – three of whom live in Ireland and one who resides in the UK.
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