Authorities in Pittsburgh say they've largely unraveled the story of how three men wearing orange wristbands ended up dead in a Pittsburgh apartment building last weekend. Authorities received help from a witness who made a possibly lifesaving choice in refusing to sniff white powder from a knife. The details:
- The start: Police say things got started last Saturday night at the Insomnia Discotec, when one of the patrons there invited people—included members of the band—back to his apartment for a party, reports Trib Live. That's why everyone was wearing orange wristbands; they came from the nightclub.
- The drugs: At the party, police say host Peter Rene Sanchez Montalvo, 25, began bragging about money and produced a box of drugs, reports the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. He "cut into the narcotics and scooped out a large quantity of what the users believed was cocaine," per a criminal complaint. Montalvo allegedly made the rounds of the room, asking people to take a "bump" of the white powder off his knife. At that point, "people immediately began to drop," says the complaint.