Dangerous drug in Mankato sold in bags with gold crowns - KMSP-TV

2 deaths in Mankato, possible link to synthetic drug in gold crown bags

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Police in Mankato, Minn. believe a synthetic drug called 2C may be connected to a pair of deaths in young people earlier this month.

While they can't connect the deaths to the drugs with absolute certainty, officers recovered a similar blue baggie from both homes. Police said in both cases the bags were covered with gold, king's crown images.

Investigators believe the small baggies may have contained a substance in a pill or powder form, possibly a synthetic psychedelic drug called 2C.


Mankato police and paramedics were called to a home on Glenwood Avenue after a 22-year-old man stopped breathing. The victim was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.


Mankato police and paramedics were called to a home on East Pleasant Street, where 17-year-old girl was having a seizure. Chloe Moses was taken to a local hospital, and was later transferred to a Twin Cities metro hospital, where she died.


Anyone in possession of this substance or these bags should call 911. There is also a drop box at the Blue Earth County Justice Center (401 Carver Road) and in the entry to the Mankato Public Safety Center (710 S. Front Street).

Anyone found to sell or provide this substance to another person could be charged with homicide if that person dies.

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