2 arrested in Pollock Pines teen's death

7:07 PM, Sep 10, 2012   |    comments
  • Alejandro Nunez Avila
  • Jesse Howard Roberts, Elijah Lee Richter
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POLLOCK PINES, CA - El Dorado County sheriff's detectives arrested two men Monday in connection to the suspected drug-related death of a 16-year-old El Dorado High School student on Sunday.

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Sheriff's Lt. Tim Becker identified the teen as Alejandro "Ollie" Nunez Avila.

Becker said deputies were dispatched to a home in Pollock Pines very early Sunday morning for a medical aid call that a teenager, Nunez Avila, had stopped breathing. Emergency medical technicians also arrived and attempted live-saving efforts. Nunez Avila was transported to Marshall Hospital in Placerville but did not survive.

Upon investigating, detectives learned a drug known as 2-CB, 2-Cl or 2-5Bomb and recently introduced in the U.S., may have played a role in Nunez Avila's death. Becker said the drug is similar to a hallucinogen and comes in a liquid or powder form as a clear tab or blot on a piece of a paper.

2-CB was developed in Germany by a chemist for medical purposes.

The county coroner is investigating the cause of death.

Becker said Jesse Howard Roberts, 21, and Elijah Lee Richter, 20, both of El Camino, were arrested for their alleged involvement in Nunez-Avila's death and booked into El Dorado County Jail. Both men have since been released.

According to jail booking records, Roberts is accused of involuntary manslaughter and child cruelty, both felonies. Richter is accused of the manufacture of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance for sale, both felonies.


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