The Designer Drug "N-Bomb" Has Been Linked to the Death of a Frisco Teen

Categories: Drugs, The 'Burbs

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Bath salts haven't gone away. Just this week, a California smoke shop owner was arrested with half a ton of the stuff. But with a federal crackdown and heightened awareness of their face-eating side effects, their use (or at least the panicked reporting on it) is on the decline.

Now filling the void is N-Bomb, a newish, LSD-like designer drug that offers users a cheap and, until the Drug Enforcement Agency banned it last month, legal high. Like its predecessors, it's often sold at convenience stores under various product labels (e.g. "Smiles" and "251") and on the Internet. Also like its predecessors, it can have terrifying side effects.

See also: Liquid Meth: The Next "New" Drug for Texas Parents and News Anchors to Freak Out About

The Dallas Morning News has a thoroughly depressing piece this morning on Montana Sean Brown, a 15-year-old freshman at Frisco's Heritage High School who died on Saturday morning after he and his two brothers experimented with N-Bomb or one of its derivatives.

According to the paper he and his brothers, 16 and 20, had consumed hallucinogenic mushrooms last summer and enjoyed the experience. When they couldn't find them this past weekend, they bought some weed and what they thought was LSD but which the parents now believe was N-Bomb.

Over the past year or so, similar incidents have been reported in Arizona, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and elsewhere across the country.

The origins of N-Bomb are innocent enough. It was first developed a decade ago by a German pharmacology student researching a specific brain receptor linked to hallucination. But once the drug began being used for recreational purposes, and once shady entrepreneurs like these guys profiled earlier this year in the Houston Press began marketing it to consumers, the injuries and deaths started piling up.

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Iconic
Iconic

Montana was such a kind guy okay, I still remember talking to him about his birthday and him tying my shoes for me. He made a mistake. And blaming it on were we live is stupid. And I understand we all have opinions on frisco. But everywhere their will be drugs, crime and death. No place is perfect. So, instead of looking down upon Montana or Frisco. Please look around this is happening everywhere. And I'm sure your city isn't as innocent either.

DurtyTexMex
DurtyTexMex

face eating comes from the formaldehyde smoked

DFWconspiracy
DFWconspiracy

It's a common misconception that the Florida Face-eater was on bath salts. That's simply not the case. They did find marijuana in his system, but he was likely just a newly infected zombie. Of course, the government doesn't want you to know that so they went with the bath salts cover story.

whocareswhatithink
whocareswhatithink

You know what they say, brothers that do hallucinogenic mushrooms together, but if they cant do that they try and do LSD together...stay together...Oh wait. My bad.

lecterman
lecterman

We should not blame the kid.  Since he is white and from Frisco, he may have been suffering from undiagnosed affluenza

oakclifftownie
oakclifftownie

According to the paper he and his brothers, 16 and 20, had consumed hallucinogenic mushrooms last summer and enjoyed the experience.

Dodged a bullet their as well .

Tim.Covington
Tim.Covington

I feel the kid's family, but not the kid. By 15, he has repeatedly been told that partaking of drugs to get high can be dangerous. He chose this course of action and suffered the consequences. To bad he didn't care enough about his friends and family to not take the drug.

Iconic
Iconic

**tying my laces. *** there will be drugs everywhere. And affluenza isn't even a real thing. His death has really made this week really hard on all the students who knew him. Don't blame the kid, just the title of kid is enough to show you that he was still growing and as kids/teens we do make bad decisions. Although I am a grade higher than him, I did know Montana. And the comments I'm reading from ADULTS are quite heartbreaking. We're all just glad that at least his brothers made it and wouldn't have to deal with more grieve and torment. Rest In Paradise Monty, you're truly missed.

DurtyTexMex
DurtyTexMex

stupid Ronald Regan sham in the beginning....... where are they now? Still chasing the dope @ taxpayers expense

ruddski
ruddski topcommenter

Makes me hungry for fava beans and a nice chianti.

leftocenter
leftocenter

Sorry, Tim, but along with being a heartless dick, you ignore the FACT that a teen's brain is not fully developed and risk taking and poor judgement are BUILT IN. 

oakclifftownie
oakclifftownie

@ruddskiA lasting symptom of Teen Drug usage is the inability to distinguish between There Their and They're .


DurtyTexMex
DurtyTexMex

if the kid can drink, screw, an do dope his brains devloped as far as its gonna get..... probably got that from the stay at home mom ;)

ruddski
ruddski topcommenter

Evidently, the risk taking phenomenon goes into the twenties in Frisco.

Tim.Covington
Tim.Covington

@leftocenter Strange, I know plenty of adults (all of whom were teenagers) and teenagers who chose not to do those kind of drugs. They may have used marijuana and drink alcohol, but they are not stupid enough to try to get high off of things like this drug, bath salts, huffing paint, or any of a huge number of ways I've seen idiots kill themselves trying to get high.

ruddski
ruddski topcommenter

Typos are a horrible drain on Americas resources. Thank God someone has the cojones to fight.

I commend you're courage, sir.

ruddski
ruddski topcommenter

I once saw a hang glider fall to his death at a competition in Vermont, and recently, a big star was killed in a squirrelly Porsche.

Shit happens, what can ya do?

Glad you asked! Step One, get on some comment board and express your grief, this is part of the recovery ladder. Step Two, don't be a Heartless Dick, because you'll step on the exposed vasculars of those on the ladder below you.

In time, normalcy will return, then the next dumbass will kill himself doing something stupid, and it begins again.

leftocenter
leftocenter

Yes, it was a stupid stupid thing to do, so go take a piss on the kid's grave, why don't you.  He's dead. 

...and I'm sure in your youth you never did anything that could have gone terribly wrong...ever get behind the wheel after drinking?  I did, and I could have killed myself and others.  But I was a teenager and thought I was bullet-proof.  And I was lucky.  But I'm sure you never exercised any poor judgement in your eff-ed up self-righteous life.

This kid is dead. 

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