Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – The mother of a dead Oswego County teenager is suing the store that sold the synthetic drug to him for $5 million.
19-year-old Victor Woolson’s body was pulled from Lake Ontario
on his mother's birthday, August 9, 2012.
The teen's mother, Teresa Woolson, says Victor struggled with bath salts and synthetic marijuana for months before his death.
On Tuesday, she filed a lawsuit against Xtreme Underground Inc. and its owner Brian Colombo along with the synthetic drugs' unnamed manufacturer, distributor and marketer.
The suit claims that Xtreme Underground Inc. – located at 58 West Bridge Street in Oswego – sold Victor two 3.5 gram packages of K2 and that the owner didn't properly investigate the product he was selling and should have known it was dangerous.
The documents obtained by NewsChannel 9 say that Victor and a friend consumed one of the packages right before going for a swim when he ultimately drowned.
The suit claims the packet of K2 contained no directions for use, listed no ingredients, and issued no warning to any side effects or potential dangers.
A toxicology report indicated that Victor tested positive for cannabinoids in his system and nothing else.
The lawsuit calls for the defendants to cover attorney fees, costs and disbursements as well.
NewsChannel 9 has reached out to the stores’ owner and are awaiting comment.