Senator Klobuchar Wants 2C-E Drug Banned
U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar is looking to ban the drug that left 10 people hospitalized and one person dead last week. The drug, 2C-E, was ingested by the 11 young adults at a house party on Wednesday night in Blaine. It resulted in the death of 19-year-old Trevor Robinson, of Coon Rapids. Authorities say that although 2C-E is not specifically listed as a “Schedule 1″ controlled substance, it is similar enough that it should be considered illegal.
21-year-old Timothy Lamere was arrested for allegedly purchasing, possessing and providing the drug, a synthetic hallucinogen, at the party. He is in custody on third-degree murder charges. Klobuchar said adding 2C-E to the list of banned substances would make it easier to prosecute down the road and would send a clearer message to the public about what it is. She intends to work with Republican Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa this week to add 2C-E to her bill.