Synthetic marijuana ruled cause of man’s death near Primm

A man found dead in a car near Primm in February died from smoking synthetic marijuana, according to the Clark County coroner’s office.

Terry Andy Thomas Sr., a 45-year old Bakersfield, Calif. resident, was found dead in a vehicle at the Primm Valley Chevron station about 9 p.m. Feb. 5, police said. The Clark County coroner’s office ruled his cause of death as intoxication of “ab-pinaca and ab-chminaca,” synthetic canniboids also known as spice.

Metro said that although the drug is less common than others, it is still an issue.

“It’s not something we encounter as frequently as methamphetamines and marijuana, but it is a growing concern for law enforcement,” Metro spokesman Officer Larry Hadfield said.

Contact Christian Bertolaccini at cbertolaccini@reviewjournal.com and 702-383-0381. Find him on Twitter: @bertolaccinic.

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