On Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at 5:33 p.m., police and fire from Mankato Department of Public Safety, along with an EMS ambulance were dispatched to an address on Glenwood Avenue on a medical call. A 22-year-old male victim was found to be not breathing and was transported by ambulance to a local hospital where he was later declared deceased.
On Saturday, March 8, at 11:08 a.m., police and fire services from Mankato Department of Public Safety, along with an EMS ambulance were dispatched to an address on East Pleasant Street on a medical call. A 17-year-old female was having a seizure and was transported by ambulance to a local hospital. "It is my understanding that this individual was later transferred to a metro-area hospital and that this individual has also since, passed away," said Public Safety Director Todd Miller.
As of this point, the Department of Public Safety is investigating both of these incidents and while are not positive of a connection, officers at each scene have recovered a similar blue baggie, approximately 2” x 2.5” in size, that is covered with images of gold colored crowns, similar to a king’s crown.
Public Safety investigators believe that these baggies may have contained a substance in a pill or powder form, possibly synthetic LSD or synthetic cocaine, commonly called “2-C.” There is concern that there may be more of this potentially deadly substance out there, and ask that anyone with knowledge of this substance contact the Mankato Department of Public Safety immediately by calling 911.
If you possess any of this substance or packaging, immediately contact police at 911 as they would like to speak with you, you could save a life. If you do not contact police, there is a drop box at the Blue Earth County Justice Center, 401 Carver Road, and a drop box in the entry to the Mankato Public Safety Center, 710 South Front Street, to dispose of the substance. Do not consume it, and do not sell it or provide it to anyone. Through investigation, anyone found to sell or provide this substance to another person, and if that person dies, could be charged with homicide.