Man dies after accidentally drinking £34,000 of crystal meth thinking it was a HEALTH DRINK

An illegal meth laboratory discovered by police in the USDaily Mail – by HAYLEY O’KEEFFE

A man has died after drinking a massive overdose of liquid crystal meth after mistaking it for a health drink.

Romano Dias, 55, had been given a bottle of what appeared to be a fruit-based drink by his daughter Katee, who had found it in a package delivered to her home.  

After downing about half a glass of the liquid he immediately began to feel ill and died shortly afterwards.

Police say that finding the drug in the UK is very unusual, but crystal meth has been brought to the public’s attention by the multi award-winning TV show Breaking Bad.

Mr Dias’s partner Debra Dulson said in a statement that he had opened the bottle and found a cork under the cap.

She said he took a mouthful of the drink and had said that it tasted ‘awful’ before complaining that his throat was burning.

He then said: ‘I am in trouble here. I am dying, I am dead.’

Analysis of the bottle, which had been labelled as a health drink, showed it contained £34,000 of pure methamphetamine.

The drug, commonly known as crystal meth, is an extremely strong amphetemine that is normally smoked, snorted or injected.

An inquest heard that the package had been delivered to Katee Dias’s home in London. It showed the correct address but the wrong name.

She took the parcel in, thinking someone would collect it and kept it for six months before opening the package and finding the bottle.

Much later she passed it on to her father.

Detective Inspector Ian Simmons told Huntington Coroners Court: ‘The £34,000 is a significant amount. ‘I would say it is highly likely it was destined for a dealer.

‘It is unique, this is not an event that happens in Cambridgeshire or elsewhere.’

He said that crystal meth was a drug police ‘rarely encounter’ in Cambridgeshire.

DI Simmons said Mr Dias of Impington, Cambridgeshire and his family had not been connected with the drug in any way, adding: ‘This was a completely unaccountable and unforseen chain of events.’

He said it was his professional opinion that the bottle had been part of a plan to bring Class A drugs into the UK.

The package had been delivered up to three years ago and the wrappings had been destroyed, limiting the police investigation.

Coroner William Morris said: ‘This is a dreadful case.’

He said he had been considering a verdict of unlawful killing, but there had been no evidence that whoever put the drug in the bottle intended any harm to Mr Dias or anyone else.

Mr Morris concluded that Mr Dias’ death had been accidental.

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16 thoughts on “Man dies after accidentally drinking £34,000 of crystal meth thinking it was a HEALTH DRINK

  1. “The package had been delivered up to three years ago and the wrappings had been destroyed, limiting the police investigation”.

    No disrespect intended, but drinking a “fruit-based” beverage that is about three years old doesn’t sound like a good idea to begin with. What a terrible way to go.

    Stay Alert, Stay Alive

  2. Dang. Now I’m having second thoughts about drinking that half bottle of V8 I found in the woods last year 🙁

    1. oooooh boy another one liner,Im waiting for the excitement you promised.Come go deer hunting with me and Ill supply real tomato juice me and wifey made from my garden last yr.

      1. I’m not really in to the whole “wife share” thing, Mr. Apple. I do appreciate the offer though. It’s very thoughtful. Another protip: the more you follow me around trolling, the more I’m going to school you.

        1. If your smart(which you dont appear to be)YOU SHOULD NOT PISS OFF MY WIFE as she isnt as mellow as I am,besides I figured you was a queer isnt that what youre glp(GAY &LESBIAN PARADING) site is.As long as Im drawing breath you wont make another post that I dont have time to respond to STILL WAITING STILL WAITING for that fun and excitement you promised.dont be a liar give it to me

          1. apple,
            all this started because you wanted to say something stupid like if my wife represents the women out there we have no hope because she would defend herself. This is sad apple. You dont know me or my wife and I damn sure aint gonna get into a threat match with someone online. It is a waste of time. But I will tell you this much. If my wife represents the women out there, we will win because she wont allow someone to make her a victim. If the lady in the video would have stood up and not called the cops she wouldnt have been assaulted by cops. So chill out. We have bigger fish to fry than each other. This aint my site and I dont like to do this shit on someone elses site, but why dont you get back to the task at hand, which is getting ready to take on the commies

          2. Thank you, Bulldog. I had no idea Steve Apple was really so aggravated over a trivial disagreement. Quite honestly, I thought he was mostly joking, and tried to take that tack with my last post to him in that other topic. Apparently it was misunderstood and did not work.

            I agree that FTTWR has no room for this, and I will withdraw from further discussion with Mr. Apple.

          3. You are the man SCV. After we finish with the commies we can all sit down with an Iced Cold Coors Light and laugh about it.

          4. whoa now bulldog,this svc guy baited me and then disrespected my wife(read back thru the thread),I dont have a problem with you or your wife but this clown with his one line nonsense stated he was gonna “play with me” so he better be damn ready to play with a SELF SUFFICENT self educated independent man.As long as his name has appeared on this site he has added NOTHING but DEVISIVE NONSENSE.

          5. Speaking of that, after the show today I am heading to the beer store. I dont go back to work until Monday, so “its five oclock somewhere”

  3. There appears to be a fracas continuing from an earlier article.

    At any rate, I find it difficult to fathom why one taste of that poison didn’t gag him enough to make him quit.

    1. 🙂 If you mean Apple and me, I honestly bear him no ill will. When it gets right down to it, I think his heart is in the right place.

      1. I’m neutral on this one. Steve has something of a temper at times. Not judging, just stating a fact.

        That said, I generally only come to the rescue of damsels in distress. Knight in shining armor and all, you know. 🙂

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