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  1. detoxin momma
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    RALEIGH, N.C. – The male voice on the 911 call sounded flat and slightly confused.

    "I think I killed my (wife)," the caller said.

    "What do you mean? What happened?" the operator said.

    "I had a dream, and then I turned on the lights and she's dead on the floor," he said. "I have blood all over me, and there's a bloody knife on the bed. And I think I did it."

    The caller, identified by police as Matthew James Phelps, grew increasingly distraught as he explained that he had taken Coricidin Cough and Cold medicine and awakened to the bloody scene.

    "Oh my God," he said, crying. "Why?"

    Phelps, 28, has been charged with murder in the September 1 stabbing death of Lauren Ashley-Nicole Phelps, 29, in North Carolina, the Raleigh Police Department said.

    Phelps appeared in court on Wednesday and no bond was issued, according to the Wake County Clerk of Court's Office. He could face the death penalty if convicted. His next court appearance is set for September 25.

    Joe Cheshire, an attorney for Phelps, said it was a "very tragic" situation but asked that people withhold judgment.

    "There's a lot to this story, I believe that will be told in the future," Cheshire said. "But I don't want anything I say to diminish the sadness and sorrow that everyone feels for the death of this lovely young lady."

    Cough medicine

    In the 911 call, Phelps said he didn't know what time it was or when he had woken up. He said he took "more medicine than I should have" and woke up to the grisly scene.

    "I know it can make you feel good, and a lot of times I can't sleep at night, so I took some," he said.

    Cough medicines like Coricidin target symptoms of the common cold, and can also cause drowsiness. When abused or taken in high doses, the cough medicine ingredient Dextromethorphan can cause hallucinogenic effects, including "sensations of physical distortion and hallucinations," according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

    Bayer, the maker of Coricidin, released a statement extending its "deepest sympathies" to the family.

    "Patient safety is our top priority, and we continually monitor adverse events regarding all of our products," the company said. "There is no evidence to suggest that Coricidin is associated with violent behavior."

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    Original Source

    Written by: Tribune Media, Sep 7, 2017, fox news


  1. TheBigBadWolf
    I wouldn't want to have a say in this court case.

    There's a real moral problem to solve.
    I' imagine I wake up and find me having no recollection of what must have been me running mad, killing my significant other...
    They say drugs don't get anything out of you that hasn#t been in there before anyway..
  2. detoxin momma
    heard that...i actually saw this story on 2 different sites, the other story said he was/is an aspiring pastor:confused:
  3. Fightforthelight
    Shiit im moving there soon
  4. ladywolf2012
    Oh, this is tragic. I believe this story, that's why it is so sad. CCC's (Coricidin Cough and Cold) can make you especially crazy I think, since they are loaded with so much other junk than just DXM. Who knows how much the guy took...

    Have any of the others of you felt like you could get so out of control on DXM as to commit a violent crime and not remember it? I never have, but I have certainly done some peculiar LITTLE things that I did not remember. I don't know; I am reconsidering now. As wolf says, drugs are not supposed to make you commit acts that you did not want to before anyway...
  5. TumajNuri
    Are you guys sure it was a cough medicine that turned him into a misogynist? lol...
    Tch! Tch! Tch! It really sucks when a "cultured" man from a developed country suddenly acts like an extremist arab who often punishes his wife physically.
  6. the elusive eye
    all i want to know is.....HOW MUCH COUGH MEDICINE DID THE GUY FUCKING TAKE??!?

    sooo looking at the med info online. two actives: DXM and Chlor-Trimeton (chlorpheniramine maleate). 4mg allergy med and 30 dextromethorphan HCl in each gelcap. dose is one gelcap every 6 hours, about normal.

    so did he like, take the entire pack of 16 or something??? even then, i still hesitate to think it was the med, unless the allergy part becomes Chlor-Killemall in high doses...i've taken 300mg before, heavy 1st plateau/low 2nd dose for me at the time, and certainly nothing hallucinogenic or memory-impairing.....yes i know YMMV, effects differ, etc., but still, c'mon. the whole package only has 480mg DXM in it! you'd have to be super-short or anorexically thin (under 132 lbs) just to barely break into the bottom of the third plateau with that amount of DXM, maybe. and unless you're us (or suicidal, or both), no one thinks to take the whole package!!!

    shaking my goddamned head over here. freaking pansy-assed babies and their lightweight reactions to everything, plus their placebo effects just because someone somewhere at some point said "it's bad, mmkay?"..... see, this is why we can't have nice things. and why recreational drug users get such a bad rap. :(:confused:o_O
  7. detoxin momma
    Thats a good question......maybe he had a disorder he wasnt aware of, that realllllly didnt mix too well, thats what i first thought.?

    he does look kinda,,,,,run from him in a dark alleyo_O
  8. detoxin momma
    I may try and find the other story onn this that said he was trying for the ministry, he seriously could have had a bad sickness, and thought only the ministry could save him, I mean, he is pretty young to be working towards that. I think that says alot about what he could have been deling with internally.
  9. ladywolf2012
    There are plenty of other articles on this, but they all seem to derive from the same press release, because they all say pretty much the same thing. Sure, he could think to take the whole box--or more--some of us do it all the time.
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    1. the elusive eye
      yeah very true, but like i said above, unless you're us, suicidal, or both, it's pretty unlikely lol, especially if you're not used to it. and if you are used to it, you'd know where your limits/threshholds/tolerances lay. :)
  10. TheBigBadWolf
    Thats what I think. I d certainly not tell anyone I drank four bottles of that goo.

    Lets be real - DXM can give you weird feelings in.even.small.doses.
    I sure know how I didnt even.wanna know.what a third plateau is, having had my experiences with delirants before testing once through the nightshades.

    I'm certainly not afraid of weird psychedelic or deliriant experiences, but that substance felt immediately weird to me.
    I wouldnt wanna predict what happened to me on high doses, right when I have a complicated relationship towards reality anyway.
    With the cultural instance that we all have the pictures from hollywood in.our heads a mind thats full of fear from the outside world would easily be going nuts.

    We've seen.it all before - this one is an extreme case - happens with alcohol every day.

    DXM doesnt kill, nor does alcohol.
    People out of their mind do.
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