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Charges filed in connection with MU student death

One person was charged in connection with the death of University of Missouri student Boston Perry after he sold Perry prescription pills, court documents said.

Carson Latimer, a Columbia resident and MU student, allegedly met with Perry on Jan. 21 at Mark Twain Residence Hall on MU’s campus to sell him Percocet pills. Samantha Smith, who initially found Perry unconcious in his room, told police she saw Perry consume three of the pills.

Smith said the pill bottle originally contained 19 pills, and when police found the pill bottle next to Perry on Jan. 22, there were four and one half pills in the bottle, according to the probable cause statement.

Police searched Latimer’s residence on Jan. 22 and found 3.7 grams of marijuana, marijuana paraphernalia and a white pill that matched the imprint of the Percocet found next to Perry’s bed.

The Boone County Medical Examiner’s Office said Perry’s toxicology report has not yet been returned.

Perry, 19, was a junior information technologies student from Bethalto, Illinois. He was found dead on Jan. 22 in Mark Twain Residence Hall, the University of Missouri Police Department said in a news release.

Latimer was charged with delivery of a controlled substance. A warrant for Latimer has been requested, according to online court filings, and no bond has been set yet.

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