Va. teen convicted of supplying drugs in overdose case

Centreville teen admits to supplying drugs

The teenager who supplied some of the drugs that killed a Virginia teenage girl at a Clifton party pleaded guilty on Tuesday afternoon. 

Alexia Springer snorted a lethal dose of prescription drugs at a Clifton party while a parent sat upstairs.  She died a few hours later.   

David Evers, 18, was supposed to be starting college this fall.  Instead, he is locked up at the Fairfax County Detention Center after pleading guilty and being convicted of distributing morphine, the morphine that contributed to his friend's death last March. 

A Centreville senior says Evers was one of the smartest kids at school. "Definitely top five, at least," said Marissa Lawrence, 17.  She was also good friends with Springer. 

"I'll always admire her beautiful smile...she always just brightened my day and made my day," said Marissa Lawrence, a senior at Centreville.  She would drive her friend to school and do homework together.   Lawrence said she cried in the bathroom last Thursday which would have been Alexia's birthday.

"A lot of impacted lives.  A lot of people are starting to realize to be careful of choice, of course," said Richard Choi, a Centreville senior who said he had known Alexia since grade school.  He said he's angry with Alexia for the decision she made to use prescription drugs. 

According to the medical examiner, Springer died  from an accidental overdose resulting from a mixture of alcohol, the painkillers morphine, and oxycodone, along with the anxiety medication alprazolam.

Prosecutor say the drugs were taken at a party in Clifton and that Evers traded his morphine for oxycodone Springer had with her.  She also brought the anti-anxiety medicine Xanax to the party, says prosecutor Bob McClain.  Prosecutors say it's likely she stole the drugs form he mother.  They won't say where Evers got his morphine from. 

Springer made it to her home in Centreville that night and was found dead the next day. 

David Evers will be sentenced on December 2nd.  He faces anywhere from five to 40 years behind bars.

 


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