They robbed him after the drug killed him, so this was almost certainly an intentional poisoning.
Two Texas men accused of giving an Alabama banker on vacation a dangerous form of synthetic marijuana have been indicted in his November 2019 death.
Treylon Raynerd Jenkins and Keandre Keshaw Howard, both 22 and from Dallas, are charged with murder in the death of Seth Aaron Dickey, 30, of Tuscaloosa. AL.com reported that Dickey, who was in Dallas visiting friends, died Nov. 10.
The indictments against the men allege they provided Dickey with a substance called 5-fluoro MDMB-PICA, an action the documents describe as “clearly dangerous to human life.”
Authorities said the drug killed Dickey, after which the men are accused of stealing the young banker’s belongings, which constitutes felony theft. His death is murder, the indictment states, because it was “caused while the defendant(s) (were) in the course of an in furtherance of the commission or attempt of the felony.”
Dickey never knew what he was given, the documents indicate. He believed he was given marijuana.
A May 2019 report from the Drug Enforcement Agency described 5-fluoro MDMBPICA as a “synthetic cannabinoid recently encountered on the designer drug market (that) has been found laced on plant material and marketed under the guise of herbal incense products.”
The synthetic drug, a Schedule I controlled substance, is smoked for its psychoactive effects. The danger lies in some of the side effects, which include hallucinations and seizures.
AL.com reported that Dickey had gone to Hero Bar in Dallas the day of the Alabama/LSU game, Nov. 9, and was never seen alive again. His friends reported him missing and he was later found dead in the area of 1700 Pacific Avenue, a little over a mile from the bar.
Dickey’s credit cards were missing, the news site said.
Police in Dallas allege Jenkins and Howard approached Dickey, offering him marijuana laced with F-fluoro MDMB-PICA. Investigators believe they stole his belongings while he was incapacitated or dead.