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Teen to be tried as adult after alleged drug deal turns deadly: 'Just have a bucket near you'

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A Missouri teenager is currently in custody and facing a bevy of serious charges, including second-degree murder, after a 16-year-old acquaintance of his died of an apparent drug overdose.

On the morning of September 4, the parents of 16-year-old high school sophomore Victoria Jones found their daughter unresponsive in her bed in their home in Ozark, Missouri, just south of Springfield. By the time emergency medical teams arrived, Victoria had already passed away. A medical examiner later determined that Victoria — nicknamed “Vic” — was found with foam in her throat and a series of illegal and controlled substances — including ecstasy and fentanyl — in her system. The autopsy report indicates that the amount of fentanyl she ingested could have been fatal, though it stopped short of calling fentanyl poisoning the official cause of death.

Investigators claim that they found on Victoria’s nightstand a credit card, a rolled up $20 bill, and a blue pill which had been cut. She had also written a letter that evening to an unidentified friend. In the letter, Victoria reportedly admitted to having used drugs while she was in the midst of writing it. Reports indicate that the letter abruptly ended with either “I’m…



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