Alabama teen who died of fentanyl overdose allegedly told parents vapes laced with drugs were passed around high school

A 17-year-old boy has been charged with manslaughter and distribution of controlled substances in connection to Adrianna Taylor's death

Alabama teen who died of fentanyl overdose allegedly told parents vapes laced with drugs were passed around high school
Adrianna Taylor, 15, was found unresponsive in her Semmes home on August 31 ([email protected] Taylor)
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SEMMES, ALABAMA: A 15-year-old girl from Alabama, who died of a fentanyl overdose late last month, reportedly told her parents that vapes laced with drugs were passed around her high school. The teenager was identified as Adrianna Taylor. She died a few days before her 16th birthday. She was found unresponsive in her Semmes home on August 31.
 
According to Al.com, officials with the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office believed that the cause of death was due to the ingestion of some pills that were possibly laced with fentanyl. A 17-year-old boy has been charged as an adult in connection to her death, however, no arrests have been made, so far, in the case. According to WKRG, Captain Paul Burch shared that Adrianna Taylor had earlier dropped hint to her parents about drugs being passed around Mary G Montgomery High School where she was a student.
 
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Adrianna Taylor with her sister Ashton Logan (Facebook@Ashton Logan)
Adrianna Taylor with her sister Ashton Logan ([email protected] Logan)

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Earlier, authorities suggested that Adrianna may have been unaware that she was ingesting fentanyl when she died from overdosing on the potent drug. Mobile County Sheriff Sam Cochran told AL.com, “They crushed up what they thought were opioids and were snorting them” adding, “After the fact, we determined the pills were laced with fentanyl that led to her overdose.”

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According to reports, Adrianna’s death drew anger across Alabama. State Rep Matt Simpson, R-Daphne, shedding light on the same, asserted, “When you talk about these deaths and what is going on, we have to do something.” 
 
In the first week of September, the 17-year-old suspect was charged with manslaughter and distribution of a controlled substance. Chief Deputy Paul Burch told a local outlet, “We’re going to very publicly go after everyone that we find out is dealing fentanyl-laced drugs.”  He added, “We do anticipate a number of charges on a number of people.”

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Adrianna Taylor’s sister Ashton Logan, on Facebook, shared a lengthy post writing, “I miss you so much today it hurts, it hit me that you’re not gonna call me to come get you from pawpaws or from school all that’s gone now, it was taken from you by a STUPID DRUG.”  She added, “We lost our dad just over a year ago now so I know he’s so glad his baby girl is with him right now in the beautiful blue gates” adding, “We were not just sisters. We were best friends.”

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