Sudden death of Ohio teen highlights popularity, dangers of unregulated caffeine powder

July 22, 2014 5:50 PM

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COLUMBUS, Ohio - A few weeks before their prom king's death, students at an Ohio high school had attended an assembly on narcotics that warned about the dangers of heroin and prescription painkillers.

But it was one of the world's most widely accepted drugs that killed Logan Stiner — a powdered form of caffeine so potent that as little as a single teaspoon can be fatal.

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