Results are in from the state crime lab on a substance seized from a Villisca teenager accused of threatening to poison kids attending last weekend’s prom. The boy’s in a juvenile detention facility in Council Bluffs, and Montgomery County Attorney Bruce Swanson is looking over the lab report on the vial of liquid taken from the teen.He says it shows the liquid was 85-percent ethanol and sucrose, which he says is basically high-grade alcohol like Everclear. The lab says no controlled substances turned up in the analysis of the liquid. Swanson says the boy had just 26 milliliters of the liquid, about five teaspoons.Fifteen percent was aluminum and chloride ions, and though the lab can’t figure out what that was, there wasn’t enough of the stuff to hurt or even intoxicate anyone. Swanson says his office hadn’t expected results for another week from the state crime lab.He says they did a good job, though they “usually take forever” to send back lab reports. The county attorney says while the notion of “prom punch poison” grabbed attention, anyone making threats can expect to be picked up and investigated in the interest of public safety.
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