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LaGrange, OH - An Ohio teen is dead after doctors said she took caffeine powder that is legal in some states.

At Keystone High school in LaGrange, students were left with heavy hearts after the death of Logan Stiner in May.  The 18-year old was days away from graduation when he was found dead at home.

It took more than a month to figure out but the county coroner now says he died from an overdose of caffeine. Dr. Stephen Evans said the autopsy didn't reveal anything.  But after a bag of caffeine powder was found, they retested Logan's blood and found a deadly amount in his system. According to the doctor, he mixed the powder with a drink and his body couldn't handle it.

What it does leads into cardiac arrhythmias, which is speeding heart and it leads into seizures. and those two things are what took his life.

The powder isn't illegal in Ohio and it's available all over the internet, which is a problem for Dr. Evans who said people don't understand the danger. He said, "We found out that this was being sold in bulk form in a powder form and it was being used by young people, especially students, especially athletes. And it was just to give them edge because most of them like all of us thought well it's innocuous. you know, it can't hurt you."

They don't know how much Logan took, but according to the doctor, one teaspoon mixed with water would be like drinking 30 cups of coffee at once. 

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