Thursday 25 May 2017

The drugs: what was found and what was prescribed

DRUGS FOUND IN HIS BODY Alcohol -- level of alcohol in blood was 158mg, which was described as moderate.

Cocaine -- a powerful narcotic.

Levamisole -- a drug used by vets to treat liver fluke and worms in sheep and cattle. It is also used to reduce the purity of cocaine and bulk up its quantity.

Codeine -- a common painkiller.

Cocaethylene -- a chemical produced when cocaine and alcohol are mixed.

DRUGS PRESCRIBED IN THE DAYS BEFORE HE DIED

Xanax -- a prescription medication for the treatment of patients with panic disorder and anxiety.

Stilnox -- a sleeping tablet.

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