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Does China White sound like a stripperâ€™s name to you? Well, it may, but itâ€™s actually a form of heroin that was used by a stripper â€“ and was used to incapacitate a first-time user, but ended up killing her.
Rian Lashley, 19, met with 27-year-old exotic dancer, Cierra Rounds, and three friends she had brought along at an IHOP restaurant on March 25, 2014. She had arranged the meeting to buy $100 worth of China White heroin.
Where things went (more) wrong was when Cierra and her cohorts realized Rian was carrying around $3,000 in cash, as well as an iPad and cell phone â€“ and they wanted it.
As Cierra, her friend Kathryn Dirks and Rian headed to Cierraâ€™s home in Rianâ€™s car, a twisted plot started coming together in the form of text messages.
Riding in a car behind the girls were a drug dealer referred to as Jaymo or J.C., and 28-year-old Glen Brunton.
While going down the road, Cierra texted to J.C., â€œI figured ud want me on this money.â€
As Cierra and Glen took Rian inside, J.C. sent a text telling them to keep her there.
A little later, Cierra sent the message, â€œima bout to shoot her up for the first time.â€
But that injection proved too much for Rianâ€™s system. When that became apparent, Cierra and Glen placed her into a bathtub full of ice water, hoping it would counteract the drug and snap her out of it. It didnâ€™t. They then put her on a couch where she passed out, never to awake.
Cierra, her friend Kathryn, and Glen were all indicted on drug charges and accused of contributing to Rian Lashleyâ€™s death.
, in a Dallas federal court, Cierra admitted to her role and claimed they were only trying to â€˜incapacitateâ€™ her in order to rob her. She pleaded guilty to a charge of felony drug conspiracy. She faces a maximum of 20 years in federal prison and a $1 million fine when sheâ€™s sentenced in September.
Glen is set for trial in April, Kathryn is now a fugitive, and there is no mention of Jaymo/J.C. being charged.