1 dead, 2 ill after Ecstasy party in Chattanooga

1 dead, 2 ill after Ecstasy party in Chattanooga

April 6th, 2014 by Staff Report in Local - Breaking News

Chattanooga police said one person is dead and two others were hospitalized after a party Saturday night where some people may have taken overdoses of the drug Ecstasy.

All three were adult men.

Police say 20-year-old Robert Allen was dropped off at an emergency room where he was pronounced dead Sunday morning. His body has been taken to the medical examiner's office for an autopsy.

The names of the overdose victims possibly related to the Ecstasy used at the party Saturday night are Antonio Espey and Roger Bell. The two arrived at Parkridge Hospital Sunday morning and are in stable condition. They told police that Ecstasy, a psychoactive stimulant, was handed out at the party, according to a news release. The release didn't state where the party took place.

Police described the drug as a crystal with a cloudy color.