Bellevue teen's death at center of synthetic drug bills
Kali Smith sits in her son Tyler's bedroom, which she hasn't changed since he died last September after smoking a still-legal form of synthetic marijuana. The Bellevue woman heads an educational effort called the Tyler J. Smith Purple Project to warn young people about the dangers of new “designer drugs.”
Posted: Tuesday, May 7, 2013 12:00 am
LINCOLN — Tyler Smith was a bright, popular student at Bellevue West High School who liked his part-time job and loved to skateboard with friends.
But when his mother saw him one day last September, he had changed completely. The 18-year-old was listless and uncommunicative.
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Tuesday, May 7, 2013 12:00 am.