By Sandra Rose  | 

Kyler Myers A 19-year-old man who was found unresponsive in the back of a police transport van has died.

Kyler L. Myers of Greenwood, Indiana, was arrested early Monday and charged with two counts of unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and one count of disorderly conduct.

The Greenwood police transported Myers to the Johnson County Jail, where he was evaluated by a nurse who determined the teenager should be transported to the hospital which was right next door to the jail.

According to The Indystar newspaper website, Myers was "agitated with other inmates," and "displayed unusual behavior," in the jail.

When the transport jail arrived at the hospital minutes later, Myers was found unresponsive. He was rushed inside the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police do not believe foul play is involved in Myers' death. The youth may have been under the influence of the synthetic street drug 'flakka' -- reportedly named after Atlanta rapper Waka Flocka.

Flakka is a stimulant that causes psychosis and can lead to death if emergency medical attention isn't rendered immediately. The drug is popular among young people due to its cheap price and its ease of availability.

“We have seen it predominantly in the low income areas of the city which are represented by several races and both genders,” Captain Dana Swisher of the Ft. Lauderdale police department told Fusion. “This drug is not used by any specific race or gender, but its effects are quite dangerous to the user.”

An autopsy is scheduled for today.

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    • WhoDat

      Damn :sad:

    • Bootcampgirl

      Sad, I'd like to see those results though..

    • Yawncé

      I thought it was named Flakka because you get super skinny.. or die

    • Bird

      RIP bruh. Say no to synthetic drugs.

      Alpha-PVP is chemically similar to other synthetic cathinone drugs popularly called "bath salts," and takes the form of a white or pink, foul-smelling crystal that can be eaten, snorted, injected, or vaporized in an e-cigarette or similar device. Vaporizing, which sends the drug very quickly into the bloodstream, may make it particularly easy to overdose. Like other drugs of this type, alpha-PVP can cause a condition called "excited delirium" that involves hyperstimulation, paranoia, and hallucinations that can lead to violent aggression and self-injury. The drug has been linked to deaths by suicide as well as heart attack. It can also dangerously raise body temperature and lead to kidney damage or kidney failure.

    • Simple person

      wow! so sad! and he was only 19?? dude looked as if he was in his 30s

    • Man, I just don’t care™

      “This drug is not used by any specific race or gender..."

      What drug is? SMH. Let's you know right there... everything they say is bullchit.

    • Blanche Devereaux

      my city my city smh...this is the south side of where I live. All the sprite folks do this mess down there. That...meth and KD :rolleyes:

    • I AM MisTaken I don’t get tired :huh: of being PETTY :)