Third suspect wanted in connection to Center Grove teen death turns self in

JOHNSON COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) – A third person who was wanted in connection to the death of a Center Grove teen earlier this week has turned himself in.

Johnson County Sheriff Doug Cox says 19-year-old Jordan Adamowicz, of Indianapolis, turned himself into the jail on Friday. Officials had connected him, 24-year-old Kyle Hazzard, of Greenwood, and 24-year-old Zachery Catron, of Indianapolis, to the death of 16-year-old Samuel Motsay.

Motsay was found dead in a home in the Eagles Trace subdivision on May 11 with what, at the time, police called an unknown substance nearby. Analysis from the Indiana State Police indicated the substance was 25I-NBOMe.

NBOMe, pronounced ”N’ bomb’ can often be referred to as LSD, although DEA officials say it is not one in the same. In November 2013, the DEA reported at least 17 deaths in 11 states connected to NBOMe. The drug has been found in powder form, liquid solutions, laced on edible items, and soaked onto blotter papers.

Zachery Catron (left) Kyle Hazzard (right) (Provided Photos/Johnson County Sheriff's Office)
Zachery Catron (left) Kyle Hazzard (right) (Provided Photos/Johnson County Sheriff’s Office)

Police searched Zachery Catron’s home and found the same synthetic drug found next to Motsay’s body — on blotting paper. He was arrested on unknown preliminary charges. He was out on bond from a drug dealing case in Johnson County.

Kyle Hazzard turned himself into the jail Thursday evening. He was wanted on a warrant for dealing an illegal substance.

Jordan Adamowicz turned himself in on Friday. Sheriff Cox said it appeared he intended to bond out immediately.

The suspects are facing multiple drug charges. It does not appear the three will face murder charges.

According to investigators, in most overdose cases, the users are using the drugs alone. In other cases, the users are using with other users, and when someone overdoses, the users are too afraid to call  911. It could take weeks or even months for a coroner to decide if the person died of an overdose.

“It’s rare. I never experienced one case that stems from an overdose where [we] track down that dealer and put them in jail,” said IMPD Lt. Christopher Bailey.

Details on services for Motsay are listed below:

  • Visitation: From 6–8 p.m. EDT Friday, May 16, at G.H. Herrmann Greenwood Funeral Home at The Gardens at Olive Branch, located at 1605 S. State Road 135 in Greenwood.
  • Funeral service: Noon EDT Saturday, May 17, at Resurrection Lutheran Church, with additional viewing there from 11 a.m. to noon EDT prior to the service.

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