March 11, 1997 in Nation/World

Girl Charged With Stealing Muscle Drug

Compiled From Wire Services

A 14-year-old girl was charged Monday with stealing a mail-order shipment of a muscle relaxant from a neighbor’s porch and passing out the pills at a dance where more than a dozen students overdosed.

The girl, whose name wasn’t released because of her age, was charged as a juvenile with distribution of a prescription drug and stealing a controlled substance. She pleaded innocent.

She was among 14 teenagers hospitalized after taking baflocen at the Feb. 28 dance at the Woburn Boys and Girls Club. The students took the pills by the handful, doctors said, and many arrived at hospitals in critical condition. They have since made full recoveries.

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