A case of death caused by abuse of a synthetic cannabinoid N-1-naphthalenyl-1-pentyl-1H-indole-3-carboxamide

  title={A case of death caused by abuse of a synthetic cannabinoid N-1-naphthalenyl-1-pentyl-1H-indole-3-carboxamide},
  author={Chizuko Sasaki and Takeshi Saito and Tatsuo Shinozuka and Wataru Irie and Chikako Murakami and Kazuho Maeda and Naomi Nakamaru and Momoko Oishi and Shigeki Nakamura and Katsuyoshi Kurihara},
  journal={Forensic Toxicology},
A man aged in his twenties was found dead on the floor in his room. A package containing dried herbal blend labeled “Fairy evolution” and smoking devices were found in the room. The postmortem interval of the deceased was estimated to be 3 days. The autopsy disclosed no marked findings explaining the cause of death. Toxicological analyses by gas chromatography–mass spectrometry and liquid chromatography–tandem mass spectrometry revealed the presence of N-1-naphthalenyl-1-pentyl-1H-indole-3… 
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