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Dangerous caffeine powder is cheap and easy to buy

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Caffeine powder is easy to find and cheap to buy. Caffeine powder is easy to find and cheap to buy.
Logan Stiner died from caffeine powder (Photo Source: WOIO) Logan Stiner died from caffeine powder (Photo Source: WOIO)
Logan Stiner died from caffeine powder (source: WOIO) Logan Stiner died from caffeine powder (source: WOIO)
MEMPHIS, TN -

(WMC) - The substance responsible for killing an Ohio high schooler can easily be bought online.

Logan Stiner, a high school senior from Ohio, died from seizures and an abnormal heartbeat.

His mother found him lying in the floor with white powder next to his body. The white powder turned out to be a potent brand of powdered caffeine.

Caffeine powder is cheap, available online, and usually costs less than $20.

The medical examiner says Stiner had more than 70 micrograms of caffeine per milliliter of blood. A typical coffee drinker would have 3-5 micrograms.

It's unclear how much Stiner ingested, but it's obvious that caffeine powder is much stronger than coffee, sodas, or even energy drinks.

The powder caused the 18-year-old boy to have a cardiac arrhythmia and a seizure.

Stiner's mother didn't realize her son was using caffeine powder, but knew he took a pre-workout supplement. Turns out using caffeine powder before workouts is common, but the instructions have specific limits on how much should be taken a day.

So far, we have not heard of any cases of caffeine overdose recently in the Mid-South.

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