(L.A.) Andrew Lundberg, 33, Died in Koreatown

Case Number: 2021-05702

Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 33-year-old Caucasian male that occurred at his residence in Koreatown.

The coroner’s office has identified the man as Andrew Lundberg.

Manner of Death: Accident

Cause of Death: 2-Methyl Ap-237 Synthetic Opioid Toxicity

Other Significant Condition: Bromazolam Effects

RIP ANDREW LUNDBERG (October 14, 1987 – May 1, 2021)

Formal pronouncement of death was made on Saturday at 9:05 a.m.

Incident Location: Kingsley Plaza Apartments
Unit 334 in the apartment building Kingsley Plaza

Address: 444 S. Kingsley Drive, Apt 334, Los Angeles, CA 90020

Bucinnazine (AP-237, 1-butyryl-4-cinnamylpiperazine) is an opioid analgesic drug that was widely used in China to treat pain in cancer patients as of 1986. Beginning in 2019, 2-methyl-AP-237 emerged on the illicit synthetic drug market as evidenced by its identification in drug seizures.

A street name of 2-Methyl-AP-237 is 2-MAP.

Chemistry: 2-Methyl-AP-237 is chemically known as 1-(2-methyl-4-(3-phenyl-2-propen-1-yl)-1-piperazinyl)-1-butanone (CAS 98608-61-8; hydrochloride salt 98608-59-4). 2-Methyl-AP237 is a methyl analogue of the opioid analgesic bucinnazine, which is also known as AP-237.

This case appears to be the earliest mention of “bromazolam” in the over 160,000 death records made public by the county’s medical examiner, although there are cases from two years earlier of flubromazolam.