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The Ohio Senate's Criminal Justice Committee heard testimony this week from the parents of a LaGrange teen who died from a caffeine overdose. The couple spoke in support of legislation introduced by Senator Gayle Manning (R-North Ridgeville) to ban the sale of pure caffeine products. 


Dennis and Kate Stiner appeared before the Senate Criminal Justice Committee on Wednesday in support of Senate Bill 7, which seeks to prohibit a person from knowingly selling or offering for sale a pure caffeine product containing over 250 milligrams of caffeine.

"Their strength and resolve in preventing this from happening to other Ohio families is unwavering," said Manning. "We are grateful for their efforts in championing this legislation."

Logan Stiner died in May 2014 from a lethal caffeine overdose. He was days away from graduating high school. 

The proposed legislation would make it illegal to sell pure caffeine products in Ohio. If passed, the sale of pure caffeine products could result in a minor misdemeanor on a first offense and third degree misdemeanors for each subsequent offense.

Senate Bill 7 is awaiting a third hearing before the Senate Criminal Justice Committee. 

 
 
 
  
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