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Detectives try to determine substance involved in overdoses

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The Orange County Medical Examiner has completed an autopsy on a teenager who died after ingesting an unknown substance at a party early Sunday morning.  Officials said it could take ten to twelve weeks for toxicology results to come back to tell us what that substance was.  The materials were sent to a lab Monday.

Orange County deputies responded to Vista Del Lago Blvd.  early Sunday morning.  It came in as a report of a disturbance and five people in distress inside a house.  Deputies found five young people passed out inside different parts of the mobile home.  All five were rushed to local hospitals.  The Sheriff's Office said 17-year-old Krystopher Sansone died at the hospital.   Now, the homicide unit and narcotics unit are searching for answers.

Jeff Williamson, spokesman for the Orange County Sheriff's Office, said the narcotics unit was,  "heavily involved and looking at all the materials that were at the home" to determine what possible substances may have been involved.

The sheriff's office sent materials to a lab for testing. They will not say if the substance was a synthetic drug or different chemical combinations.   "We don't know who is the person who supplied these kids with these substances.  We are not sure at this time if they had it themselves."

Louis Delgado is the Dope Doctor.  He counsels young people every week on the dangers of drug abuse.

"If you define partying as trying new drugs and using things that don't have any research to back them up, just because you are looking for that intensity, you are looking for that high and that intense rush, then unfortunately these are the kinds of stories that we get."

Delgado said parents need to educate themselves on the new chemical combinations young people are abusing.  The Sheriff's Office warns  people not to try them.  Williamson said, "Don't do it. You don't know what you're getting. You don't know what you are getting into. You have no idea what some of these substances are."

Detectives have interviewed at least three witnesses who may have seen part of what happened at the house.  At last check, three people were released from the hospital and one young woman was still hospitalized.

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