Man accused of murder after giving victims synthetic marijuana
BATON ROUGE - EBR Sheriff’s deputies say they arrested a man and booked him on a murder charge after he was accused of giving synthetic marijuana to two victims who overdosed.
20-year-old OJ Bonds was booked into the parish prison on charges of second-degree murder and possession with intent to distribute Schedule I drugs.
Deputies said they responded to the scene of a possible overdose at a motel in the 10400 block of Rieger Road in back in August 2015. A pair of victims were transported from the site to an area hospital, but one of them later died of a fatal overdose, according to a report released by the EBR Coroner's Office in February.
When authorities located Bonds, they also discovered an open package of synthetic marijuana, commonly known as Mojo, in his possession. Bonds told investigators that he offered to trade the victims a cigar filled with the substance in exchange for a regular cigar. He told deputies that the victims foamed after the mouth after smoking the cigar he gave them. He also admitted to stealing a backpack from one of the victim’s in the motel room while they were indisposed.
Bonds was identified by the female victim after she was able to pick him out of a photo lineup.
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