Updated: 9:42 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, 2013 | Posted: 7:08 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Twelve people have been indicted on Louisiana racketeering charges linking an alleged synthetic marijuana distribution ring to the death last March of a popular Fayetteville teen.
Chase Burnett’s death was one of three in Georgia last year attributed to the now-illegal designer drug, commonly known as K2 or Spice. The 16-year-old McIntosh High School sophomore drowned in his parent’s hot tub after smoking Mojo Diamond Extreme 100X Potpourri. The product was purchased at a Peachtree City convenience store that, according to the indictment handed down by a Jefferson Parish grand jury, originated in Louisiana.
Harold Bourgeois III, 27, and Cang Ngyuen, 32, were partners in companies that prosecutors allege purchased substances to make the drugs, using fake invoices to ship the product from China to United States. Ten other co-conspirators are named in the indictment, which accuses them of violating Louisiana’s racketeering act. They are not accused of murder.
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