Dangerous Drug Blamed For Konawa Woman's Death Easy To Access

Monday, May 9th 2011, 11:44 pm

By: News 9

Dana Hertneky, News 9

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Investigators said the drug that led to the death of a Konawa woman is new and easy to get a hold of.

The drug known as 2C-E is not specifically banned as an illegal substance in Oklahoma, but there is a synthetic drug statute that allows prosecutors to still charge those who sell these types of drugs.

2C-E is sold in powder, pills, tablets or liquid, and according to prosecutors, for 22-year-old Stacy Jewell it was deadly.

"We knew it was just a matter of time before it got here and tomorrow it's going to be something else," said Mark Woodward with the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics.

Woodward referred to 2C-E as a designer drug because it was designed in a lab.

"These people will put these chemicals together, give it a name and a price tag and put it on the streets or the Internet," Woodward said.

The drug is often marketed as being like ecstasy, but those who have tried 2C-E say makes your heart race and causes hallucinations.

"I was seeing vines and ribbons and stuff in the sky," said one man of the drug in a YouTube video.

But those who were at the Konawa home Saturday night told of a much different side of the drug.

"After she came out of one (seizure), she would say a little bit like she was hallucinating, telling us to get away from her and then she would go into another bad seizure," Ricky Prindle, who attended the house party.

Prosecutors said the man who supplied the drug bought it over the Internet.

And it just took a quick Google search for News 9 to find a seller.

"Does it make you high?" we asked.

"Of course," said the overseas dealer.

Ten grams would cost $180.

"What has this world come to if they can put stuff like this on the Internet," said Lida Beckman, Jewell's mother.



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