LAGRANGE, Ohio (CBS Cleveland) – A senior at Keystone High School was found dead after he ingested toxic amounts of caffeine powder.
WJW reports that Logan Stiner, 18, was found unresponsive by his brother in their family home.
Steven Evans, the Loraine County Coroner told the station that Stiner’s death was a result of having toxic levels of caffeine in his blood after ingesting the powder. The overdose caused cardiac arrhythmia and a seizure.
It is unknown where Stiner received the powder but Evans told WJW that it can be purchased online and mixed into water or soda. It is popular amongst teenagers.
About 1/16 of a teaspoon of the powder is equal to one can of any high-powered caffeine drink.
Evans said that Stiner was alone when he ingested the powder, so it is not known how much he drank.
Jay Arbaugh, Keystone Local School District Superintendent, described Stiner as “a top student, a top athlete, and a great kid.”
Stiner was also named prom king.
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