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Hamilton Co. Coroner: cause of teen’s death was NBOME intoxication

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HAMILTON COUNTY, Ind (May 16, 2014)–  Hamilton Co. Coroner says the death of a Fishers teen was ruled accidental.

The cause of death is acute intoxication 25B-NBomb synthetic stimulant. This is the same synthetic drug that is suspected to have played a role in the recent death of a Greenwood teen.

John Joseph Romaine, 18, was found unresponsive in his Fishers home on March 28.

Romaine is described as a “charismatic, thoughtful, and humorous young man” who had a “passion for writing, music, movies, television, books, and life.”

Police told FOX59 they found illegal drugs inside the home along with three men, including Romaine, who was unconscious.

“Officers got there and observed a male lying on the floor and immediately began CPR until medics arrived,” said Officer James Alvis, a spokesman for Fisher Police.

All three were hospitalized, and Romaine was later pronounced dead.

A Reddit post, which appears to be written by Romaine’s older brother, describes the night in detail and points the blame on a new synthetic drug called N-Bomb or NBOME.

Click here to read the original John Joseph Romaine story.