Nelson drug user ‘flipped’ and died soon after taking ‘Dr Death’

PMA, a class A drug, also known as ‘pink ecstasy’

PMA, a class A drug, also known as ‘pink ecstasy’

First published in News Lancashire Telegraph: Photograph of the Author by , Chief reporter

A LONG-TIME drug user collapsed in the street after taking a powerful form of amphetamines around an hour before, an inquest heard.

Duncan Stuart Cameron, 48, had used the drug for some time, alongside a cannabis habit, Burnley Coroner’s Court.

But his former partner Alison McCourt said he appeared to go ‘off his head’ shortly after taking what later turned out to be PMA – paramethyoxyamphetamine, known on the street as ‘killer’, or ‘Dr Death’.

Mr Cameron, of Regent Street, Nelson, was returning home from a friend’s house with Ms McCourt on August 23 last year, before taking off his T-shirt, complaining of cold sweats, before collapsing in the street.

Ms McCourt, who immediately called for an ambulance, said: “The result of what he had taken was different from normal.

“It seemed to send him more off his head than it normally did.”

Later she told the inquest that he told her he had taken some ‘phet’ at their friend’s house, but she had not seen him using it.

“He was laughing and joking, but then he went really wobbly, like he was drunk, and then he really flipped. He was perfectly fine when we left his friend’s house,” she added.

Consultant pathologist Dr Walid Salman, who conducted a post-mortem examination on Mr Cameron, said there was evidence of levels of PMA in his system which could be associated with a fatality.

Recording a drugs-related death verdict, East Lancashire Coroner Richard Taylor said Mr Cameron clearly could not have expected that the drug would have had that effect on him when he initially consumed it.

  • PMA, a class A drug also known as ‘pink ecstasy, creates a huge serotonin rush among users and was linked to a number of ‘party’ deaths last summer across the UK.

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3:06pm Fri 17 Jan 14

the white witch says...

Another junkie less for the tax payer to pay for?????
Another junkie less for the tax payer to pay for????? the white witch
  • Score: 0

3:24pm Fri 17 Jan 14

Just an observer says...

What goes around, comes around. here endeth the lesson
What goes around, comes around. here endeth the lesson Just an observer
  • Score: 5

3:44pm Fri 17 Jan 14

noddy57 says...

the white witch wrote:
Another junkie less for the tax payer to pay for?????
absolutely, they are a complete drain on our resources and l have no sympathy for any serial drug user perticularly hard drugs,,they really do need to get a life and face reality and if they cannot do that without druggin it then **** off out of here,
[quote][p][bold]the white witch[/bold] wrote: Another junkie less for the tax payer to pay for?????[/p][/quote]absolutely, they are a complete drain on our resources and l have no sympathy for any serial drug user perticularly hard drugs,,they really do need to get a life and face reality and if they cannot do that without druggin it then **** off out of here, noddy57
  • Score: 1

4:35pm Fri 17 Jan 14

billy32 says...

And, I know that he took illegal drugs and died, where's the story. I have worked since leaving school and when I die will it be headline news. The answer is no, neither should a drug user dying.
And, I know that he took illegal drugs and died, where's the story. I have worked since leaving school and when I die will it be headline news. The answer is no, neither should a drug user dying. billy32
  • Score: 2

5:19pm Fri 17 Jan 14

Chuck-Norris says...

Oh dear how sad never mind
Oh dear how sad never mind Chuck-Norris
  • Score: 0

6:00pm Fri 17 Jan 14

bigdee123 says...

obviously most of you lot dont live in the real world, he smoked a bit of weed and enjoyed taking stimulants to make him high. if todays ecstacy tablets still contained proper mdma we wouldnt have this problem. anyone who has ever taken ecstacy will tell you the same thing, one of the best feelings in the world. i dont care what negative comments any of you put on here, it doesnt matter because your not speaking from experience.
it not heroin or crack cocaine. these are party drugs.
r.i.p mate.
obviously most of you lot dont live in the real world, he smoked a bit of weed and enjoyed taking stimulants to make him high. if todays ecstacy tablets still contained proper mdma we wouldnt have this problem. anyone who has ever taken ecstacy will tell you the same thing, one of the best feelings in the world. i dont care what negative comments any of you put on here, it doesnt matter because your not speaking from experience. it not heroin or crack cocaine. these are party drugs. r.i.p mate. bigdee123
  • Score: -6

8:19pm Fri 17 Jan 14

leyton says...

die fool and good riddance
die fool and good riddance leyton
  • Score: -1

8:44pm Fri 17 Jan 14

sandy beach says...

It's a shame that he died but everybody knows the risks involved with taking any illegal drugs - some of us don't live to come down. I suppose he did have the most wonderful high he's ever had, but at least it would seem like he a quick death.

I also find it such a shame that he needed to feel the kick of the drugs in the first place - what's wrong with some people that they need to 'feel' life? The real deal should be life enough. As they say though, Life's what you make it.
It's a shame that he died but everybody knows the risks involved with taking any illegal drugs - some of us don't live to come down. I suppose he did have the most wonderful high he's ever had, but at least it would seem like he a quick death. I also find it such a shame that he needed to feel the kick of the drugs in the first place - what's wrong with some people that they need to 'feel' life? The real deal should be life enough. As they say though, Life's what you make it. sandy beach
  • Score: 5

9:46pm Fri 17 Jan 14

Pommie Art says...

bigdee123 wrote:
obviously most of you lot dont live in the real world, he smoked a bit of weed and enjoyed taking stimulants to make him high. if todays ecstacy tablets still contained proper mdma we wouldnt have this problem. anyone who has ever taken ecstacy will tell you the same thing, one of the best feelings in the world. i dont care what negative comments any of you put on here, it doesnt matter because your not speaking from experience.
it not heroin or crack cocaine. these are party drugs.
r.i.p mate.
well this was his last Party Trick you cabbage, only a few more hundred million to go then the country can once again get back to normal.
[quote][p][bold]bigdee123[/bold] wrote: obviously most of you lot dont live in the real world, he smoked a bit of weed and enjoyed taking stimulants to make him high. if todays ecstacy tablets still contained proper mdma we wouldnt have this problem. anyone who has ever taken ecstacy will tell you the same thing, one of the best feelings in the world. i dont care what negative comments any of you put on here, it doesnt matter because your not speaking from experience. it not heroin or crack cocaine. these are party drugs. r.i.p mate.[/p][/quote]well this was his last Party Trick you cabbage, only a few more hundred million to go then the country can once again get back to normal. Pommie Art
  • Score: 5

10:32pm Fri 17 Jan 14

bigdee123 says...

Pommie Art wrote:
bigdee123 wrote:
obviously most of you lot dont live in the real world, he smoked a bit of weed and enjoyed taking stimulants to make him high. if todays ecstacy tablets still contained proper mdma we wouldnt have this problem. anyone who has ever taken ecstacy will tell you the same thing, one of the best feelings in the world. i dont care what negative comments any of you put on here, it doesnt matter because your not speaking from experience.
it not heroin or crack cocaine. these are party drugs.
r.i.p mate.
well this was his last Party Trick you cabbage, only a few more hundred million to go then the country can once again get back to normal.
define the word cabbage, you keyboard warrior. im simply stating facts. almost every bank note in circulation has traces of cocaine on it. drugs in this country are widely available and completely out of hand. at 48 years old this fella had obviously been doing it a long time.
thats what he chose to do but ultimatley it cost him his life.peoplr like you dont live in the real world and need to get real.
[quote][p][bold]Pommie Art[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bigdee123[/bold] wrote: obviously most of you lot dont live in the real world, he smoked a bit of weed and enjoyed taking stimulants to make him high. if todays ecstacy tablets still contained proper mdma we wouldnt have this problem. anyone who has ever taken ecstacy will tell you the same thing, one of the best feelings in the world. i dont care what negative comments any of you put on here, it doesnt matter because your not speaking from experience. it not heroin or crack cocaine. these are party drugs. r.i.p mate.[/p][/quote]well this was his last Party Trick you cabbage, only a few more hundred million to go then the country can once again get back to normal.[/p][/quote]define the word cabbage, you keyboard warrior. im simply stating facts. almost every bank note in circulation has traces of cocaine on it. drugs in this country are widely available and completely out of hand. at 48 years old this fella had obviously been doing it a long time. thats what he chose to do but ultimatley it cost him his life.peoplr like you dont live in the real world and need to get real. bigdee123
  • Score: -2

7:48am Sat 18 Jan 14

You're not mugging me off that easily says...

bigdee123 wrote:
Pommie Art wrote:
bigdee123 wrote:
obviously most of you lot dont live in the real world, he smoked a bit of weed and enjoyed taking stimulants to make him high. if todays ecstacy tablets still contained proper mdma we wouldnt have this problem. anyone who has ever taken ecstacy will tell you the same thing, one of the best feelings in the world. i dont care what negative comments any of you put on here, it doesnt matter because your not speaking from experience.
it not heroin or crack cocaine. these are party drugs.
r.i.p mate.
well this was his last Party Trick you cabbage, only a few more hundred million to go then the country can once again get back to normal.
define the word cabbage, you keyboard warrior. im simply stating facts. almost every bank note in circulation has traces of cocaine on it. drugs in this country are widely available and completely out of hand. at 48 years old this fella had obviously been doing it a long time.
thats what he chose to do but ultimatley it cost him his life.peoplr like you dont live in the real world and need to get real.
I'll define the word cabbage for you.

Cabbage = You. And you most certainly are a total fcktard if you believe that urban myth about cocaine on bank notes. Do you think the moon is made out of cheese as well?

This bloke that carked it was a complete waster who contributed nothing to the world other than misery upon the community in which he dwelled.

If you love drugs that much please feel free to have some of what he had.

And FYI when you start a new sentence after a full stop you generally start it with a capital letter you thick crack loving smack rat.
[quote][p][bold]bigdee123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pommie Art[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bigdee123[/bold] wrote: obviously most of you lot dont live in the real world, he smoked a bit of weed and enjoyed taking stimulants to make him high. if todays ecstacy tablets still contained proper mdma we wouldnt have this problem. anyone who has ever taken ecstacy will tell you the same thing, one of the best feelings in the world. i dont care what negative comments any of you put on here, it doesnt matter because your not speaking from experience. it not heroin or crack cocaine. these are party drugs. r.i.p mate.[/p][/quote]well this was his last Party Trick you cabbage, only a few more hundred million to go then the country can once again get back to normal.[/p][/quote]define the word cabbage, you keyboard warrior. im simply stating facts. almost every bank note in circulation has traces of cocaine on it. drugs in this country are widely available and completely out of hand. at 48 years old this fella had obviously been doing it a long time. thats what he chose to do but ultimatley it cost him his life.peoplr like you dont live in the real world and need to get real.[/p][/quote]I'll define the word cabbage for you. Cabbage = You. And you most certainly are a total fcktard if you believe that urban myth about cocaine on bank notes. Do you think the moon is made out of cheese as well? This bloke that carked it was a complete waster who contributed nothing to the world other than misery upon the community in which he dwelled. If you love drugs that much please feel free to have some of what he had. And FYI when you start a new sentence after a full stop you generally start it with a capital letter you thick crack loving smack rat. You're not mugging me off that easily
  • Score: 6

11:25am Sat 18 Jan 14

noddy57 says...

drugs are the scourge of modern society and l don,t need to revert to negativity to feel good unlike these weak and feeble minded druggies,,if you can,t handle life with out doing drugs there is something amiss,
drugs are the scourge of modern society and l don,t need to revert to negativity to feel good unlike these weak and feeble minded druggies,,if you can,t handle life with out doing drugs there is something amiss, noddy57
  • Score: 2

11:51am Sat 18 Jan 14

useyourhead says...

bigdee123 wrote:
obviously most of you lot dont live in the real world, he smoked a bit of weed and enjoyed taking stimulants to make him high. if todays ecstacy tablets still contained proper mdma we wouldnt have this problem. anyone who has ever taken ecstacy will tell you the same thing, one of the best feelings in the world. i dont care what negative comments any of you put on here, it doesnt matter because your not speaking from experience.
it not heroin or crack cocaine. these are party drugs.
r.i.p mate.
If todays ecstasy tablets still contained proper mdma!!!!
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Funniest thing I've read for ages, "EEEE THEY JUST DON'T MAKE EM LIKE THEY USED TO" "IN MY DAY WE HAD PROPER DRUGS"
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Perhaps a complaint to trading standards is in order haha!
-
I hope my taxes are not contributing to your existence is all I can say.
[quote][p][bold]bigdee123[/bold] wrote: obviously most of you lot dont live in the real world, he smoked a bit of weed and enjoyed taking stimulants to make him high. if todays ecstacy tablets still contained proper mdma we wouldnt have this problem. anyone who has ever taken ecstacy will tell you the same thing, one of the best feelings in the world. i dont care what negative comments any of you put on here, it doesnt matter because your not speaking from experience. it not heroin or crack cocaine. these are party drugs. r.i.p mate.[/p][/quote]If todays ecstasy tablets still contained proper mdma!!!! - Funniest thing I've read for ages, "EEEE THEY JUST DON'T MAKE EM LIKE THEY USED TO" "IN MY DAY WE HAD PROPER DRUGS" - Perhaps a complaint to trading standards is in order haha! - I hope my taxes are not contributing to your existence is all I can say. useyourhead
  • Score: 5

2:52pm Sat 18 Jan 14

bigdee123 says...

You're not mugging me off that easily wrote:
bigdee123 wrote:
Pommie Art wrote:
bigdee123 wrote:
obviously most of you lot dont live in the real world, he smoked a bit of weed and enjoyed taking stimulants to make him high. if todays ecstacy tablets still contained proper mdma we wouldnt have this problem. anyone who has ever taken ecstacy will tell you the same thing, one of the best feelings in the world. i dont care what negative comments any of you put on here, it doesnt matter because your not speaking from experience.
it not heroin or crack cocaine. these are party drugs.
r.i.p mate.
well this was his last Party Trick you cabbage, only a few more hundred million to go then the country can once again get back to normal.
define the word cabbage, you keyboard warrior. im simply stating facts. almost every bank note in circulation has traces of cocaine on it. drugs in this country are widely available and completely out of hand. at 48 years old this fella had obviously been doing it a long time.
thats what he chose to do but ultimatley it cost him his life.peoplr like you dont live in the real world and need to get real.
I'll define the word cabbage for you.

Cabbage = You. And you most certainly are a total fcktard if you believe that urban myth about cocaine on bank notes. Do you think the moon is made out of cheese as well?

This bloke that carked it was a complete waster who contributed nothing to the world other than misery upon the community in which he dwelled.

If you love drugs that much please feel free to have some of what he had.

And FYI when you start a new sentence after a full stop you generally start it with a capital letter you thick crack loving smack rat.
a crack loving smack rat is someone that smokes crack and heroin. thats not me, oops! i forgot to put a capital letter. get real, book worm.
[quote][p][bold]You're not mugging me off that easily[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bigdee123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pommie Art[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bigdee123[/bold] wrote: obviously most of you lot dont live in the real world, he smoked a bit of weed and enjoyed taking stimulants to make him high. if todays ecstacy tablets still contained proper mdma we wouldnt have this problem. anyone who has ever taken ecstacy will tell you the same thing, one of the best feelings in the world. i dont care what negative comments any of you put on here, it doesnt matter because your not speaking from experience. it not heroin or crack cocaine. these are party drugs. r.i.p mate.[/p][/quote]well this was his last Party Trick you cabbage, only a few more hundred million to go then the country can once again get back to normal.[/p][/quote]define the word cabbage, you keyboard warrior. im simply stating facts. almost every bank note in circulation has traces of cocaine on it. drugs in this country are widely available and completely out of hand. at 48 years old this fella had obviously been doing it a long time. thats what he chose to do but ultimatley it cost him his life.peoplr like you dont live in the real world and need to get real.[/p][/quote]I'll define the word cabbage for you. Cabbage = You. And you most certainly are a total fcktard if you believe that urban myth about cocaine on bank notes. Do you think the moon is made out of cheese as well? This bloke that carked it was a complete waster who contributed nothing to the world other than misery upon the community in which he dwelled. If you love drugs that much please feel free to have some of what he had. And FYI when you start a new sentence after a full stop you generally start it with a capital letter you thick crack loving smack rat.[/p][/quote]a crack loving smack rat is someone that smokes crack and heroin. thats not me, oops! i forgot to put a capital letter. get real, book worm. bigdee123
  • Score: 0

6:58pm Sat 18 Jan 14

You're not mugging me off that easily says...

bigdee123 wrote:
You're not mugging me off that easily wrote:
bigdee123 wrote:
Pommie Art wrote:
bigdee123 wrote:
obviously most of you lot dont live in the real world, he smoked a bit of weed and enjoyed taking stimulants to make him high. if todays ecstacy tablets still contained proper mdma we wouldnt have this problem. anyone who has ever taken ecstacy will tell you the same thing, one of the best feelings in the world. i dont care what negative comments any of you put on here, it doesnt matter because your not speaking from experience.
it not heroin or crack cocaine. these are party drugs.
r.i.p mate.
well this was his last Party Trick you cabbage, only a few more hundred million to go then the country can once again get back to normal.
define the word cabbage, you keyboard warrior. im simply stating facts. almost every bank note in circulation has traces of cocaine on it. drugs in this country are widely available and completely out of hand. at 48 years old this fella had obviously been doing it a long time.
thats what he chose to do but ultimatley it cost him his life.peoplr like you dont live in the real world and need to get real.
I'll define the word cabbage for you.

Cabbage = You. And you most certainly are a total fcktard if you believe that urban myth about cocaine on bank notes. Do you think the moon is made out of cheese as well?

This bloke that carked it was a complete waster who contributed nothing to the world other than misery upon the community in which he dwelled.

If you love drugs that much please feel free to have some of what he had.

And FYI when you start a new sentence after a full stop you generally start it with a capital letter you thick crack loving smack rat.
a crack loving smack rat is someone that smokes crack and heroin. thats not me, oops! i forgot to put a capital letter. get real, book worm.
Are you still here? Shouldn't you be injecting into your big toe or something while sitting in a pile of your own vomit and excrement?
[quote][p][bold]bigdee123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]You're not mugging me off that easily[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bigdee123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pommie Art[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bigdee123[/bold] wrote: obviously most of you lot dont live in the real world, he smoked a bit of weed and enjoyed taking stimulants to make him high. if todays ecstacy tablets still contained proper mdma we wouldnt have this problem. anyone who has ever taken ecstacy will tell you the same thing, one of the best feelings in the world. i dont care what negative comments any of you put on here, it doesnt matter because your not speaking from experience. it not heroin or crack cocaine. these are party drugs. r.i.p mate.[/p][/quote]well this was his last Party Trick you cabbage, only a few more hundred million to go then the country can once again get back to normal.[/p][/quote]define the word cabbage, you keyboard warrior. im simply stating facts. almost every bank note in circulation has traces of cocaine on it. drugs in this country are widely available and completely out of hand. at 48 years old this fella had obviously been doing it a long time. thats what he chose to do but ultimatley it cost him his life.peoplr like you dont live in the real world and need to get real.[/p][/quote]I'll define the word cabbage for you. Cabbage = You. And you most certainly are a total fcktard if you believe that urban myth about cocaine on bank notes. Do you think the moon is made out of cheese as well? This bloke that carked it was a complete waster who contributed nothing to the world other than misery upon the community in which he dwelled. If you love drugs that much please feel free to have some of what he had. And FYI when you start a new sentence after a full stop you generally start it with a capital letter you thick crack loving smack rat.[/p][/quote]a crack loving smack rat is someone that smokes crack and heroin. thats not me, oops! i forgot to put a capital letter. get real, book worm.[/p][/quote]Are you still here? Shouldn't you be injecting into your big toe or something while sitting in a pile of your own vomit and excrement? You're not mugging me off that easily
  • Score: 2

7:13pm Sat 18 Jan 14

bigdee123 says...

ha ha, thats quite funny. ive never injected drugs in my life and never would. you sound like a lonely,sad,individua
l. i can tell by your illeterate comments. your boring me now, go and bother someone else saddo.
ha ha, thats quite funny. ive never injected drugs in my life and never would. you sound like a lonely,sad,individua l. i can tell by your illeterate comments. your boring me now, go and bother someone else saddo. bigdee123
  • Score: -1

9:23pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Just an observer says...

Tributes to Accrington war hero
Read this in today.
A worthwhile story here, more deserved than this idiot.
Tributes to Accrington war hero Read this in today. A worthwhile story here, more deserved than this idiot. Just an observer
  • Score: 4

12:19pm Sun 19 Jan 14

useyourhead says...

bigdee123 wrote:
ha ha, thats quite funny. ive never injected drugs in my life and never would. you sound like a lonely,sad,individua

l. i can tell by your illeterate comments. your boring me now, go and bother someone else saddo.
Kettle and pot springs to mind, if you're going to be critical of someones literacy skills at least make the effort to be sure yours is done correctly, c me atfa skool lol.
[quote][p][bold]bigdee123[/bold] wrote: ha ha, thats quite funny. ive never injected drugs in my life and never would. you sound like a lonely,sad,individua l. i can tell by your illeterate comments. your boring me now, go and bother someone else saddo.[/p][/quote]Kettle and pot springs to mind, if you're going to be critical of someones literacy skills at least make the effort to be sure yours is done correctly, c me atfa skool lol. useyourhead
  • Score: 0

6:48pm Sun 19 Jan 14

bigdee123 says...

useyourhead wrote:
bigdee123 wrote:
ha ha, thats quite funny. ive never injected drugs in my life and never would. you sound like a lonely,sad,individua


l. i can tell by your illeterate comments. your boring me now, go and bother someone else saddo.
Kettle and pot springs to mind, if you're going to be critical of someones literacy skills at least make the effort to be sure yours is done correctly, c me atfa skool lol.
i never claimed to have perfect typing skills, neither do i have the time or want to find the time to check my grammer. i simply dont care.
[quote][p][bold]useyourhead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bigdee123[/bold] wrote: ha ha, thats quite funny. ive never injected drugs in my life and never would. you sound like a lonely,sad,individua l. i can tell by your illeterate comments. your boring me now, go and bother someone else saddo.[/p][/quote]Kettle and pot springs to mind, if you're going to be critical of someones literacy skills at least make the effort to be sure yours is done correctly, c me atfa skool lol.[/p][/quote]i never claimed to have perfect typing skills, neither do i have the time or want to find the time to check my grammer. i simply dont care. bigdee123
  • Score: -1

6:51pm Sun 19 Jan 14

bigdee123 says...

1 more thing, use your head. i pay more in tax in 1 year than you have probably earned in your life. this is getting playground now. go and annoy someone else you nonce.
1 more thing, use your head. i pay more in tax in 1 year than you have probably earned in your life. this is getting playground now. go and annoy someone else you nonce. bigdee123
  • Score: -2

6:46pm Mon 20 Jan 14

ROBERTSLUMDWELLER123 says...

bigdee123 wrote:
1 more thing, use your head. i pay more in tax in 1 year than you have probably earned in your life. this is getting playground now. go and annoy someone else you nonce.
you wish!!!
[quote][p][bold]bigdee123[/bold] wrote: 1 more thing, use your head. i pay more in tax in 1 year than you have probably earned in your life. this is getting playground now. go and annoy someone else you nonce.[/p][/quote]you wish!!! ROBERTSLUMDWELLER123
  • Score: 0

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