(07/29/2013)
An alleged death by the ingestion of LSD by a Roane County woman in March proved to be negative following an autopsy report, but the report says Renee Honaker, 29, of Left Hand, died of controlled substance identified as NBOMe.

Honaker's husband, Todd Honaker, 34, and a man identified as a friend, Chad Renzelman, 23, of Kennewick, Washington, have been charged with the woman's murder and delivery of a controlled substance.

Spencer Newspapers reported a hearing before Roane Co. magistrate, Dr. Allen Mock of the state medical examiner's office, who said this was the first time he had seen the drug in West Virginia.

Sgt. Bo Williams of the Roane County Sheriffs department testified in the hearing that Mrs. Honaker had 20 different medications prescribed to her by doctors, Spencer Newspapers said.

"In my opinion, the hallucinogen was the primary cause of death," Dr. Mock testified.

NBOMe was a drug that surfaced about 10 years ago in Germany, a synthetic form of LSD.

Magistrate Jason Bennett found probable cause and sent the case against the men to circuit court for possible indictment by a grand jury.

Both men are being held in Central Regional Jail.

See Prosecutors Await Autopsy In LSD Death By Travis Crum for the Charleston Gazette

See also UPDATE: ROANE MAN CHARGED WITH MURDERING WIFE - Second Suspect Now Charged In 'Acid Overdose,' Extradited From Washington State

WASHINGTON STATE MAN JAILED IN ROANE LSD MURDER CASE


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