Girl dies from dose of bad drug

Posted: Sunday, June 15, 2003

ANCHORAGE - A 16-year-old Eagle River girl died after taking an illegal drug that wasn't made properly, according to Anchorage police.

Meghan R. Maroney was found dead inside a Spenard apartment Thursday morning. Police said it appears she died after voluntarily taking a dose of the illegal drug GHB.

The drug is one of the substances referred to as a date-rape drug, but the girl and a 23-year-old man, Matt O'Connor, apparently took the drug voluntarily, according to police, O'Connor was recovering at an Anchorage hospital Friday, according to KTUU-TV.

GHB acts as a depressant of the central nervous system. It is a liquid that often is mixed with alcohol.

Police say there were five people at the Spenard apartment where the girl was found. No charges had been filed Friday.


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