(L.A.) Dylan Doherty, 27, Died at a Residence
Case Number: 2023-10878
Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 27-year-old White/Caucasian male that occurred at his residence.
The coroner’s office has identified the man as Dylan Doherty.
Manner of Death: Accident
Cause of Death: Effects of Bromazolam and Metonitazene
RIP DYLAN DOHERTY (May 17, 1996 – August 17, 2023)
Formal pronouncement of death was made on Thursday at 7:19 p.m.
Ruling by the deputy medical examiner was published on November 16, presumably after the results of tox screening came back positive for the drugs. This is considered an accidental drug overdose.
Bromazolam is a benzodiazepine, similar in structure to alprazolam (Xanax).
Metonitazene is considered a new psychoactive substance (NPS) and emerging potent synthetic opioid, causing increased public health concern beginning in 2020. Metonitazene joins a growing list of new synthetic opioids (NSOs) contributing to deaths among people who use drugs in the United States and other parts of the world. Metonitazene (a 2-benzylbenzimidazole analogue) first appeared in mid-2020 in the recreational drug supply and subsequently began proliferating in death investigation casework towards the end of 2020.