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Man indicted in synthetic marijuana death of Fayette County teen

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FAYETTE COUNTY, Ga -

There has been an indictment now in the synthetic marijuana death of a Fayette County teenager last year. A Louisiana grand jury has indicted a man suspected of distributing the chemicals used to make the so-called Spice that the Georgia Bureau of Investigation says killed 16-year-old Chase Burnett.

The GBI says it was the chemicals used in Mojo Diamond Extreme that killed Burnett in March 2012.

An indictment out of Louisiana says Harold Bourgeois III distributed Mojo Diamond Extreme, which Chase's father says his son purchased at a Peachtree City BP gas station.

Chase's father, David Burnett, has always said he wanted to help educate others about the dangers of spice and also seek justice for his son.

"Quite frankly, we forgive him. My wife and I, my entire family has faith and we have faith in a higher calling, which enables us to forgive fully. However, forgiveness doesn't mean that we have to not seek justice," said David Burnett.

After Chase's death, Georgia passed laws banning so-called Spice and that law was named in honor of Chase Burnett.

The family's attorney says more people are involved in manufacture and distribution of Mojo Diamond Extreme and the chemicals that made it so deadly.

"He's only one of the people involved. There are other people, there are distributors, there are manufacturers, there's a whole network of people who are involved in various aspects of the production and distribution of products like this," said the Burnett family's attorney, Kristopher Schleicher.

"Those that are the responsible that had a finger in our son's death and others across this country are going to be accountable and responsible in due time. That is our mission -- is to hold those accountable, to justice. And we're going to get it," said Burnett.

The Burnett family has also filed a civil lawsuit against people in Atlanta they claim were responsible for the Mojo Diamond Extreme.

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