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One boy died, then another — and the opioid epidemic came into full view

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One boy died, then another — and the opioid epidemic came into full view

By Jesse Hyde, Deseret News | Posted - Jul. 20, 2017 at 10:23 a.m.



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PARK CITY — The boys didn’t know what they were doing.

The drug was a powder. They called it “pink.” It had come from China.

It was September 2016, just a few weeks into the school year at Treasure Mountain Junior High. Over social media, the boys texted back and forth about the drug, which had come in a baggie. The boys got it from a friend. On the internet, most people called it U-4.

The two boys, Ryan Ainsworth and Grant Seaver, both 13, had become friends over the past year. Grant was on the ski team, could do back flips and rails. He’d traveled to Central America with his mom a half dozen times and could speak fluent Spanish. He had dark hair and soft brown eyes.

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