Parents Blame Synthetic Marijuana for Teen's Drowning, Sue

Targets drugmakers and distributor after boy drowns in hot tub


A 16-year-old boy drowned in his family's hot tub after smoking synthetic marijuana, his parents claim in a lawsuit against the drugmaker and distributor.

David and Yvette Burnett sued Peyton Palaio, Omerta Labs, WG Distribution and Lunar Labs, in Fulton County Superior Court.

The Burnetts say their son Chase died on March 4 after smoking synthetic marijuana made and distributed by Palaio and his companies.