An IT expert who worked for some of Britain’s top law firms died after taking seven times the “normal” recreational amount of ecstasy at an illegal rave in an abandoned police station, an inquest heard.Thus proving intelligence in one field isn’t necessarily carried over to any other…
Imdre Valiokaite, a friend of Mr Carlton-Smith, said: “He didn’t take drugs regularly — only at raves. We were on the stairs and a man in a hood asked if we wanted some coke. Max took off with the guy and that was the last time I saw him.”Wait, wait…
There we go!
The coroner said he would write a letter to Home Secretary Theresa May to advise on more stringent powers for police to shut down illegal raves.
Recording a narrative verdict, he said: “He had taken MDMA at an illegal rave and had collapsed after being in a drug-induced trance. He did not immediately receive medical aid. He died at 6.23am. His death was a drug overdose.”I expect the police will be delighted to have the powers to ‘shut down illegal raves’, with all the resultant drain on manpower that will entail, all because some idiot wanted to score illegal drugs.
It’s clear to see where he got his smarts, though. It was his dear ol’ mum:
Max’s mother Linda Carlton-Smith said: “This will not bring Max back, but I hope the report will help save the lives of other young people and mean his death was not in vain.
“I hope in future the organisers would be less greedy and have proper health and safety and security in place. As for the man who sold the MDMA he took, which he took on top of the MDMA he had brought with him, how can you live with yourself?”Well, love, he’s a dealer in illegal drugs, so expecting him to have a social conscience is like expecting illegal rave organisers to be clued up on the latest requirements for legitimate businesses.
Or even like expecting a recreational drug user to have some common sense about buying unregulated crap from street dealers.
Oh. Whoops. How insensitive of me.