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No Opioids Found in Teen who Drowned
By West Kentucky Star Staff
MARSHALL COUNTY - Toxicology reports have been released for a Marshall County teen who drowned in August near Kentucky Dam Marina.  

Marshall County Deputy Coroner Curt Curtner said the reports show 14-year-old Brandon Martinez did not have any opioids, Xanax or alcohol in his system at the time of his death.

"We submitted his toxicology off for additional testing so we could do what we call a regular drugs of abuse panel, and then we sent it off and had further testing done for designer opiates. Basically, the boy's toxicology came back with none of those in his system, and no alcohol." Curtner said.

Curtner said Martinez did have THC in his system when he died, but only a trace amount that wouldn't likely have caused impairment. His official cause of death was accidental drowning.

Police said Martinez attended a party shortly before he died where two other teens overdosed from illegal Xanax pills that were found to be laced with Fentanyl. They arrested Stoney Hendrickson on felony drug trafficking charges a short time later after searching his home and allegedly finding more than 20 laced Xanax pills, along with marijuana, drug paraphernalia and cash.

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Published 06:30 PM, Wednesday Oct. 09, 2019
Updated 05:00 PM, Thursday Oct. 10, 2019

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