When Drugs Go Deadly in Las Vegas

Drugs Turn Deadly

After a night of partying, Lauren, 23, and her friend Tyler, 25, went back to his father’s house to use more drugs. Lauren allegedly injected Tyler with what they had, and then fell asleep. When she woke up, she said his lips were blue and foam was coming out of his mouth.She is charged involuntary manslaughter (NRS 200.070), which is defined as “the killing of a human with no intention to do so by committing a lawful or unlawful act.” Tyler’s father reported that Lauren prepared the drug and filled the syringe, and Tyler injected it into his arm.

As of this report, she has not been charged with the possession of the drug (NRS 453) or the paraphernalia (NRS 453.560). Lauren has changed her story several times since she was arrested, saying that she told Tyler not to take the drug, but he would not listen.

Tyler’s friends told police that he smoked Marijuana and snorted coke occasionally, but he would never inject himself. They said he had plans for his life, to finish college and more. Lauren has been arrested five times previously in Clark County for a number of drug (NRS 453) and battery charges (NRS 200.481). She is presently being held in jail on a $30,000 bond.

The penalties for NRS 200.070 are one to four years in Nevada State Prison and up to a $5,000 fine.

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