East Lancs man died from lethal cocktail

East Lancs man died from lethal cocktail

East Lancs man died from lethal cocktail

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A 36-YEAR-OLD man was found dead by his girlfriend in her home in Haslingden after he accidentally took a lethal cocktail of drink and drugs, an inquest heard.

Matthew Williams, from Waterfoot, had a deadly mix methadone and alcohol in his system.

He also had low levels of amphetamines, morphine and benzodiazepines.

His girlfriend of five years, Melanie Frohnaphel, of Rock Street, told Burnley coroner’s court the couple drank cans of lager while watching TV in her bedroom on November 2, before falling asleep.

She said: “I woke up on the chair at the end of the bed at about 3.30am and he was lying on my bed face down.

“I reached out and touched his feet and they were cold.”

Miss Frohnaphel called the emergency services and was talked through giving Mr Williams CPR, but could not revive him.

She said: “I wanted to remain at the address with Matt, but when the police came I became somewhat aggressive with the officer and was arrested. I spent the rest of the night in a cell.”

Miss Frohnaphel, a recovering heroin addict who is prescribed methadone, said Mr Williams, of Crabtree Avenue, would shake if he didn’t have alcohol to drink, and would use drugs if he didn’t have anything to drink.

She said: “He would use anything he could get his hands on.”

Coroner Richard Taylor said alcohol has a depressive effect on the central nervous system, and methadone has the same effect on the respiratory system.

Mr Taylor asked Miss Frohnaphel if Mr Williams was prescribed methadone.

She said: “He wasn’t prescribed methadone. But because Matthew was messing about with heroin, it was hard for me to tell him he couldn’t have any of my methadone.

“We used to argue about it. I absolutely hated him doing it. I used to give him 10ml if he was going to do some work and couldn’t without it. I’m prescribed 50ml a day.

”But that night he hadn’t taken anything in my presence.”

Recording a verdict of accidental death, Mr Taylor said: “I have heard from the report that someone has taken methadone and alcohol, and it has led to his sad demise.

“This is a man who enjoyed drink, probably took too much, and when in drink, he took drugs, which he never thought would have led to his death.”

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3:20pm Thu 20 Feb 14

ROBERTSLUMDWELLER123 says...

Accidently???
Accidently??? ROBERTSLUMDWELLER123
  • Score: 3

4:29pm Thu 20 Feb 14

Openminded? says...

Who gives a ****?
Who gives a ****? Openminded?
  • Score: -3

7:33pm Thu 20 Feb 14

Just an observer says...

ROBERTSLUMDWELLER123 wrote:
Accidently???
Matthew Williams, from Waterfoot, had a deadly mix methadone and alcohol in his system.
So if that's an accident then I'm Spatacus.
[quote][p][bold]ROBERTSLUMDWELLER123[/bold] wrote: Accidently???[/p][/quote]Matthew Williams, from Waterfoot, had a deadly mix methadone and alcohol in his system. So if that's an accident then I'm Spatacus. Just an observer
  • Score: 1

10:37am Fri 21 Feb 14

mavrick says...

This is the life he chose and this is the result.
This is the life he chose and this is the result. mavrick
  • Score: 0

5:55pm Fri 21 Feb 14

greenscreener says...

Just an observer wrote:
ROBERTSLUMDWELLER123 wrote:
Accidently???
Matthew Williams, from Waterfoot, had a deadly mix methadone and alcohol in his system.
So if that's an accident then I'm Spatacus.
No, I'm Spartacus !
[quote][p][bold]Just an observer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ROBERTSLUMDWELLER123[/bold] wrote: Accidently???[/p][/quote]Matthew Williams, from Waterfoot, had a deadly mix methadone and alcohol in his system. So if that's an accident then I'm Spatacus.[/p][/quote]No, I'm Spartacus ! greenscreener
  • Score: -1

7:09pm Fri 21 Feb 14

her from here says...

This man has a family they don't deserve comments like this have a bit thought for them
This man has a family they don't deserve comments like this have a bit thought for them her from here
  • Score: 4

12:57pm Sat 22 Feb 14

bettysenior says...

Heroin and crack cocaine are terrible addictive opiates, but it is the treatments for heroin and crack cocaine that are even worse and where they are inhuman treatment as addicts perpetuate until death usually with these regimes. The problem with all western governments is that they are overridingly influenced by the ultra-financially powerful pharmaceutical giants. So much so that they control government policy on hard drug treatments and where of course they supply methadone et al that provides billions of dollars in revenues. But they don't care about the harm that this treatment does and only look at the bottom-line. That is why this maintenance treatment policy goes on infinitum as it creates vast profits for big Pharma. Indeed governments go out to suppress all information concerning a 'cure' for these terrible treatment drugs that enslave addicts for life through dependency. There is no humanity in this form of treatment only profits as addicts spend a lifetime on treatments that are more addictive than the drugs they purportedly try to eradicate. But wouldn't it be good for once that a western government did something out of the ordinary and stopped supporting big Pharma and introduced a 'cure' that is available at a cost of a mere 10% of present treatment regimes. Then addicts would come off hard drugs for good and thereafter lead a normal life in society and give something back. But will a single western government rebel against the powerful pharmaceutical cartel, I very much doubt it as they have our politicians and leaders in their back pocket. That is what is called democracy where big business rules supreme. For an introduction of what is going on and the 'cure' that is available readers should visit - http://worldinnovati
onfoundation.blogspo
t.co.uk/2014/01/what
-successive-governme
nts-and.html

Unfortunately this cover-up happens in every western nation unknown to their people.

Dr David Hill
Chief Executive
World Innovation Foundation
Heroin and crack cocaine are terrible addictive opiates, but it is the treatments for heroin and crack cocaine that are even worse and where they are inhuman treatment as addicts perpetuate until death usually with these regimes. The problem with all western governments is that they are overridingly influenced by the ultra-financially powerful pharmaceutical giants. So much so that they control government policy on hard drug treatments and where of course they supply methadone et al that provides billions of dollars in revenues. But they don't care about the harm that this treatment does and only look at the bottom-line. That is why this maintenance treatment policy goes on infinitum as it creates vast profits for big Pharma. Indeed governments go out to suppress all information concerning a 'cure' for these terrible treatment drugs that enslave addicts for life through dependency. There is no humanity in this form of treatment only profits as addicts spend a lifetime on treatments that are more addictive than the drugs they purportedly try to eradicate. But wouldn't it be good for once that a western government did something out of the ordinary and stopped supporting big Pharma and introduced a 'cure' that is available at a cost of a mere 10% of present treatment regimes. Then addicts would come off hard drugs for good and thereafter lead a normal life in society and give something back. But will a single western government rebel against the powerful pharmaceutical cartel, I very much doubt it as they have our politicians and leaders in their back pocket. That is what is called democracy where big business rules supreme. For an introduction of what is going on and the 'cure' that is available readers should visit - http://worldinnovati onfoundation.blogspo t.co.uk/2014/01/what -successive-governme nts-and.html Unfortunately this cover-up happens in every western nation unknown to their people. Dr David Hill Chief Executive World Innovation Foundation bettysenior
  • Score: 1

5:53pm Tue 25 Feb 14

angel13 says...

I Know this guy made wrong choices and took a wrong path in his life , but please consider the family he as left behind and may be reading these comments , as the saying goes , Only god can judge him , .
I Know this guy made wrong choices and took a wrong path in his life , but please consider the family he as left behind and may be reading these comments , as the saying goes , Only god can judge him , . angel13
  • Score: 1

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