Ryan died from an overdose of prescription drugs he had purchased online. He was only 18.
Ryan loved math and science, and was an “A” student who looked forward to going to college. Ryan was athletic: he played baseball and varsity tennis. He also loved to ski, snowboard, waterski, bowl, play billiards, and ping-pong. He was also an avid computer fan; he was always online chatting with friends, playing games with them or surfing the Web.
His mother found Ryan lifeless in his bed. He had overdosed of Vicodin, a prescription drug. The DEA investigated his computer and found that Ryan had ordered the drugs from a medical doctor he never saw and an online pharmacist delivered them to his home. Both are now serving time in prison.