Man accused of making drugs involved in teen’s overdose goes to court

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (May 27, 2014)– The man investigators say made a batch of illegal synthetic drugs involved in a teenager’s overdose was in Marion County court Tuesday morning.

Zachary Catron, 24, is one of three adults arrested for their alleged involvement in the death of 16-year-old Sam Motsay. Motsay was found dead in a friend’s home earlier this month. He died of a drug overdose of a relatively new synthetic drug known as N-Bomb or NBOME.

Investigators say they found several drugs and weapons at Catron’s house, where he was still wearing an ankle monitoring bracelet from a previous arrest. He’s currently being held in Marion County on nine felony charges.

Catron’s bond hearing happened Tuesday morning where his attorney requested a second hearing and review of council. A judge granted that and set another court date for Friday, May 30th at 8:45 a.m.

Meanwhile, Motsay’s mother is speaking out about her mission to educate parents and young people about the dangers the drug that killed her son. Motsay’s death is the third suspected overdose of NBOME in Indiana this year.

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