6 charged in drug scheme related to death of Vine co-founder

NEW YORK (AP) — Six men have been accused of running a drug operation that officials believe resulted in the death of the tech executive who co-founded the Vine app.

The United States attorney in Manhattan released an indictment Wednesday charging six men with conspiring to distribute heroin and cocaine in an “on-demand drug delivery service” called Mike’s Candyshop.

Colin Kroll, who also co-founded the HQ Trivia app, was found dead in his Manhattan apartment in December 2018. Officials say his death was an accidental overdose of a mixture of drugs, including heroin, cocaine and fentanyl.

The New York Times reports Kroll communicated numerous times with the members of the operation.

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