Charges filed in investigation of MU student death

A warrant has been issued for an MU student’s arrest.

UPDATE: Attorney Gerald Mueller filed a plea of not guilty on behalf of Carson Latimer Tuesday.

Prosecutors filed a charge of delivery of a controlled substance against MU student Carson Latimer Monday in connection with the death of MU student Boston Perry.

Latimer allegedly met with Perry Jan. 21, where he sold him Percocet — a controlled substance that contains oxycodone and acetaminophen. A witness told police that she saw Perry consume three of the pills and that the bottle contained 19 pills in total, according to the probable cause statement filed by MU Police Officer Dustin Heckmaster.

Perry was found unresponsive in his dorm room at Mark Twain Hall on Jan. 22. Resuscitation attempts were unsuccessful, and he was later pronounced dead. A prescription bottle without a prescription label was found by paramedics at the scene and contained four and a half Percocet pills.

MUPD searched Latimer’s residence and found marijuana paraphernalia and a white pill that had the same imprint as the Percocet found in Perry’s room, according to the probable cause statement.

The toxicology report in Perry’s death has not yet been made available and cause of death has not been released.

A warrant has been issued for Latimer’s arrest. The charge is classified as a Class C felony, which can carry up to 10 years in prison and up to $10,000 in fines.

Edited by Anne Clinkenbeard |

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