Boise man charged in drug overdoses

Statesman staffNovember 8, 2013 

Abraham Osuna

Boise police, working with Ada County prosecutors, filed charges against a 20-year-old Boise man in connection with two recent overdoses believed to be caused by a dangerous new synthetic drug circulating in the Treasure Valley.

Abraham Osuna is charged with two counts of felony injury to child. He is accused of supplying a drug called 25i, 25C, 2C or N-BOME to two teen boys on Oct. 26. Both teens were hospitalized, and one nearly died.

The drug is touted as having effects similar to LSD and is typically ingested using blotter stamps. Boise police said there have been at least six overdoses associated with the drug in the past three months, and there have been other cases believed connected to the drug of people displaying bizarre, erratic behavior.

"This drug has come on the scene in Boise with devastating effects," said Sgt. Mike Harrington of the Boise police Narcotics Unit. "We're hoping education will prevent people from being injured by this drug, but when it doesn't, we will do all we can to hold those believed to be selling the drug responsible."

Osuna is in the Ada County Jail. He was also arrested on marijuana delivery charges Oct. 30. He is scheduled to be arraigned on the new charges Nov. 18.

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