Heroin suspected in death of eastern Missouri teen

There are 20 comments on the KMOV-TV Saint Louis story from Jul 30, 2012, titled Heroin suspected in death of eastern Missouri teen. In it, KMOV-TV Saint Louis reports that:

A heroin overdose is suspected in the death of an eastern Missouri teenager. Ironton police say 18-year-old Vana Barton was found unresponsive on the floor of a motel room on July 20 and died two days later.

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Citizen

Lake Saint Louis, MO

#1 Jul 30, 2012
It only happened because ironton/iron county polic won't do their job. They don't do anything about the heroin or meth dealers here. If they would then maybe our young children wouldn't get ahold of the stuff. I don't think these drug dealers should be able to "bargain" there way out of the charges like they do and should have to do there punishment for bringing and dealing these horrible drugs to ironton.
Guest

Sikeston, MO

#2 Jul 30, 2012
Oh Citizen if that were only true. It doesn't matter where you live or what kind of police department you have, the lure of money and a high will find you no matter where you are. If the DEA can't control it in larger populations, the Iron County police can not do it either. I agree there should be no "bargain" made. When one drug dealer goes away there are multiple waiting to step right up. But with people as mobile as they are, it is always a matter of time for it to find it's way to hometown USA, sad indeed.
Citizen

Lake Saint Louis, MO

#3 Jul 30, 2012
Guest wrote:
Oh Citizen if that were only true. It doesn't matter where you live or what kind of police department you have, the lure of money and a high will find you no matter where you are. If the DEA can't control it in larger populations, the Iron County police can not do it either. I agree there should be no "bargain" made. When one drug dealer goes away there are multiple waiting to step right up. But with people as mobile as they are, it is always a matter of time for it to find it's way to hometown USA, sad indeed.
Yea you are sadly right but if they would not let everyone drug dealer bargain out there would at least be one off the street. For example I saw a man, who has been busted multiple times manufacturing meth, he was on a four wheeler shake n baking so I called in because that stud is dangerous. The police department didn't bother to do a thing, he drove around leaving bottles in ditches until 4 in the morning. Come to find out he was one of their "snitches" he bargained with them so many times he can basically do as he pleases. Just saying it would help if they tried to do their job. I hate seeing people do young with this happening to them.:/
BS

United States

#4 Jul 30, 2012
Bargaining is not up to the police. That's the court and prosecution... Dummy
reginald

Euless, TX

#5 Jul 30, 2012
It is unfortunate that this person got mixed up in heroin but drug users are to blame for their own actions. The police are not to blame for these people using drugs, the drug a users are. Put the blame on the right target.
Citizen

Lake Saint Louis, MO

#6 Jul 30, 2012
reginald wrote:
It is unfortunate that this person got mixed up in heroin but drug users are to blame for their own actions. The police are not to blame for these people using drugs, the drug a users are. Put the blame on the right target.
you have a point. I didn't know the girl, vanna, but I am just making a point/ example of what I have seen.
waite

Park Hills, MO

#7 Jul 30, 2012
stand by to find out what happends to the guy who was with her
Citizen

Lake Saint Louis, MO

#8 Jul 30, 2012
waite wrote:
stand by to find out what happends to the guy who was with her
Is he in trouble? What's is going on?
waite

Park Hills, MO

#9 Jul 30, 2012
go to vanna barton on topics
Friendofafriend

Marble Hill, MO

#10 Jul 30, 2012
waite wrote:
go to vanna barton on topics
no. if you want any information, ask a FAMILY member. don't believe all the shit you read on topix or Facebook.
Citizen

Lake Saint Louis, MO

#11 Jul 30, 2012
I don't believe anything on here too many stupid people post things.

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#12 Aug 3, 2012
Citizen wrote:
I don't believe anything on here too many stupid people post things.
Gloop.
back

Wentzville, MO

#13 Aug 3, 2012
who r the other people charged and they say more to come
Ironton

Marthasville, MO

#14 Aug 3, 2012
There was 13 arrested and they have roughly 60 more warrants being served to "knock down doors" as for names I heard a few. One was a guy nick named Skip, and Justin bales, a couple others with the last name bales a guy with the last name sutton. I cant remember the list. But Alot of people are in trouble. I'm sure it will be in the news paper or something.
wondering

Warrenton, MO

#15 Aug 5, 2012
who all have they got
ash

United States

#16 Aug 8, 2012
nobodys giving any further information and i do believe the concerned do need closure this could save so much time¡and give someone a new beautiful outlook with life also this os absolutely insane. why cant anyone that was there spill their heart and speak up about what went on that night wow really ¡¿¡ ya dont say!?! heartless selfish absent minded? we just wonder were a small world we care not a bad thing so sorry there arent n.e answers this is horrible

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#17 Aug 9, 2012
Citizen wrote:
It only happened because ironton/iron county polic won't do their job. They don't do anything about the heroin or meth dealers here. If they would then maybe our young children wouldn't get ahold of the stuff. I don't think these drug dealers should be able to "bargain" there way out of the charges like they do and should have to do there punishment for bringing and dealing these horrible drugs to ironton.
It happened because that young boy used heroin. There isn't anyone else to blame for it. Other then maybe the drug dealer. He should go to prison for a long long time.
ash

United States

#18 Aug 11, 2012
who was in the room with.her?
need to know

Park Hills, MO

#19 Aug 11, 2012
do people do drugs there every weekend?? how much is a room?
WOW

O Fallon, MO

#20 Aug 15, 2012
BS wrote:
Bargaining is not up to the police. That's the court and prosecution... Dummy
Anyone with the word "Dummy" in their vocabulary is not educated enough to be name calling.

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