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County Attorney Files 3rd-Degree Murder Charge in Overdose Death

The criminal complaint alleges that Timothy Richard Lamere supplied the drug that led to the death of Trevor Vance Robinson-Davis at Unity Hospital.

The Anoka County Attorney's Office has charged Timothy Richard Lamere, 21, of Blaine, with third-degree murder in the March 17 drug-overdose death of Trevor Vance Robinson-Davis (see PDF). 

Robinson-Davis, who turned 19 four days earlier, died at Unity Hospital in Fridley at 2 p.m., about 14 hours after Blaine police responded to a 911 call from a house party in the 9500 block of Monroe Street NE.

By the time police arrived, people from the party had already taken Robinson-Davis to Unity Hospital, about 2.5 miles south. A Fridley police officer gave Robinson-Davis CPR at the hospital, according to Capt. Bob Rewitzer:

On March 17th at 00:49 one of our officers responded to Unity Hospital, 550 Osborne Road NE, on report that a person that had overdosed on drugs at a party in Blaine had been transported to the hospital. The officer found hospital security at the emergency department entrance with a 19-year old man that was not breathing. The officer assisted in performing CPR until the man could be brought into the treatment area.

A Unity Hospital spokesperson said the hospital couldn't comment due to patient confidentiality.

Controlled Substance
According to Blaine police, the synthetic drug called 2C-I that killed Robinson-Davis and sickened 10 others, althought not illegal itself, "is an isomer of a controlled substance based on its chemical structure." That chemical relationship is the basis for the murder charge, which identifies a different but similar drug, called 2C-E, that is a controlled substance. 

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