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British Man, Dies After Drinking Liquid Meth Worth $54,000 Hidden As Fruit Drink

  1. Basoodler

    British man has reportedly died after accidentally drinking liquid methamphetamine from a bottle he thought contained a fruit juice, according to British media outlets.

    Romano Dias, a 55-year-old from Cambridgeshire, England, fell ill after consuming what he thought was a fruit-based drink given to him by his daughter, Cambridge News reported. After drinking half a glass, the man reportedly said it tasted "awful" and began complaining of a burning in his throat. He then purportedly said: “I am in trouble here. I am dying, I am dead."

    It was later determined the liquid was not juice, but $54,400 (£34,000) worth of pure methamphetamine, according to Cambridge News. The bottle was delivered to Dias' daughter's home some three years ago under the correct address but a wrong name. She kept the package for months and eventually gave it to her father. Detective Inspector Ian Simmons said, due to the high value of the contents, officials believe the bottle was destined for a drug dealer who may have been planning to introduce meth to the area.

    This is not the first time the drug has been disguised as an everyday beverage.

    Meth is typically found in solid form, but traffickers are apparently developing new ways to transport the drug. When distributors receive the liquid substance, they convert it into crystal meth, the Denver Post noted. Rob Saccone, a supervisor with the Drug Enforcement Administration, told the paper that eight pounds of the liquid yields about four pounds of the crystal form.

    In August, 15 people were indicted on suspicion of transporting liquid methamphetamine across the Mexican border in sealed drink bottles and in wiper fluid reservoirs, the Denver Post reported.

    The most common ingredients found in meth include acetone, lithium, hydrochloric acid and anhydrous ammonia, according to the Meth Project Foundation. The drug releases dopamine rapidly in the brain, producing an intense euphoria. Dangers can include addiction, heart palpitations, parano




  1. tidruid
    I still don't quite understand how the daughter got a hold of it. Someone delivered it to the families house three years ago and the daughter found it and kept it for months?? Also, who would keep a drink for months and then suddenly decide to give it to their dad?
  2. tidruid
    Also who drinks a beverage that was found inside a mysterious package?
  3. Alien Sex Fiend
    the guy drinks $54,400 worth of meth? now ive seen everything
  4. Basoodler
    His final comments "I'm in trouble, I'm dieing , I'm dead" at first sounded odd.. the more I think about it the more I understand the quote.

    He didn't have time to get worked up.. it probably happened just that fast

    I am with the previous poster, wondering why he downed a half a glass without question
    . Although its a mute point considering that he probably sealed his fate with one swallow.

    I've never been close enough to know, does Meth share the pungent scent and flavor of its parent compound ephedrine?
  5. trdofbeingtrd
    Calling bullshit and more scare tactics. Anyone ever see what happens when you put 54 thousand dollars of meth into a glass big enough to just drink an everyday beverage from? It over fills it. There is no way in any form that that much meth (54 thousand dollars worth) would fit into a drinking glass.

    This is bullshit, maybe the whole thing was "liquid meth" which still seems to come straight out of a science fiction novel, but there is no liquid meth extract that takes 12 ounces of liquid and turn it into dry product worth that much.

    I just thought of this, there is the possibility of it being some kind of amphetamine based research chemical.
  6. Basoodler
    Meth is liquid at room temperature in base form.. not sure how that would work in a sealed bottle.. I'm sure it needs a solvent of some sort

    If that works they could just.airate with hcl at its destination.. and would be more pure than a dissolved hcl
  7. chibi curmudgeon
    ....Who notices that something tastes awful only after drinking half a glass? Unless he was terribly thirsty and chugged it....
  8. Beenthere2Hippie
    In all fairness, a lot of men gulp down their drinks (and food) before noticing the taste of anything. At least that is my experience...:rolleyes:

  9. Basoodler
    I bet the value is based on the entire bottle and not the glass full

    Its most likely still heavily exaggerated .. all of these stories are written like that

    Where is the intended recipient of the package? If it was 50 grand, I would have expected some sort of effort to get it
  10. Basoodler
    first report of the story .. that I can find


    PUBLISHED: 11:48 EST, 9 November 2013 | UPDATED: 14:49 EST, 9 November 2013

    -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.

  11. corona
    haha well maybe he was just a "glass half full" kinda guy!! ah?
  12. OneMoreTime
    Other than those antique wine they sell for daft prices at fancy auctions to rich collectors/alcoholics - drinking something at that price-tag is quite rare I imagine.

    Maybe tasted better than Sunny Delight. ;p

    Thanks for the update Basoodler.

    Meth still very rare in many areas of England, making this story even more exceptional.
  13. Diverboone
    Crazy media hyperbole in the continued effort to misinform the general public. This is obvious by the comment " The most common ingredients found in meth include acetone, lithium, hydrochloric acid and anhydrous ammonia, according to the Meth Project Foundation" Meth is a molecule (C10H15N) anything else is not methamphetamine. It's the same as saying X and X are ingredients found in H2O. It makes no sense to anyone with some understanding, but can fool the majority.

  14. conrad3013
    "The most common ingredients found in meth include acetone, lithium, hydrochloric acid and anhydrous ammonia, according to the Meth Project Foundation."

    Well said Diverboon. I'm sure they meant to use the term "precursors" or "adulterants" rather than "ingredients" but if that's how they see it, let's publicize a list of "ingredients" used to make the many toxic legal drugs on the market or even food and tobacco additives for that matter.
  15. babar001
    It's seldom a pleasant experience, but still : what an awful way to die. It must have felt like going straight to hell.
  16. RoboCodeine7610
    Wait...isn't this the same story as the other guy who supposedly drank a crazy amount of cocaine, in england, from a bottle of apple juice?

    Would explain why it didn't numb his throat as soon as he drank it..

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