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4 Arrested in Mankato Synthetic Drug Investigation

Updated: 03/13/2014 3:40 PM
Created: 03/13/2014 1:05 PM KSTP.com
By: Leslie Dyste

Police say four people have been arrested on drug charges in connection with an investigation into a synthetic drug that may have killed two people in Mankato.

Authorities say 21-year-old Tyler Caputo, 30-year-old James Luke Inman, 19-year-old Skylar Jo Reichel-Schneider, and a 15-year-old boy whose name is not being released, all from Mankato, were arrested.
    
Police believe a synthetic drug called "2-C" was sold in blue packages with gold or silver crowns on it.
   
One package with that description was found last week at a house where a 22-year-old man died, and a second package was found at a house owned by the mother of a 17-year-old girl who died this week.
    
Police haven't confirmed that the drug caused the deaths, but they suspect it was a factor.

Police say they are being charged with controlled substance violations.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Jo Reichel-Schneider
Photo: Mankato Police
James Inman
Photo: Mankato Police
Tyler Caputo
Photo: Mankato Police

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