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WTOL 11 EXCLUSIVE: Synthetic drug use confirmed in fatal UT stabbing

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One student died and another was injured after a stabbing incident at the University of Toledo back in December 2012. One student died and another was injured after a stabbing incident at the University of Toledo back in December 2012.
TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -

WTOL 11 has uncovered new details have emerged in the fatal stabbing on the University of Toledo's campus back in December.

University of Toledo officials said the stabbing was a result of an altercation between two male students rooming together during school break.

Josiah Galat, 20, of Mansfield, OH, was found dead with multiple neck stab wounds behind the International House. Erik Littleton, 19, of Detroit, was found with several stab wounds and transported to a local hospital with critical injuries. According to the police report, student Alexander Vogel, 18, was found naked and agitated.

According to toxicology results, Galat tested positive for 25I, a hallucinogenic. It is a fairly new designer drug, and is compared to LSD or Ecstasy.

[Read more about the "designer drug" 25i here]

UT Police Chief Jeff Newton says police believe that was a contributing factor in the dispute and why it happened. He wants to warn students it is one of many drugs that is "extremely dangerous."

"[It's] very hard to predict what the drug will make you do or how it will affect you," said Newton.

Many students on campus had never even heard of 25I.

"I think it's really unfortunate and the student population should be informed about it, so that it doesn't happen again," said one student.

That is the goal of UT, according to Newton, who says they will continue to educate their students about the dangers of drugs.

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