A cystic fibrosis sufferer died after taking a powerful dose of ecstasy supplied to him by a Tyldesley man.
An inquest heard that a panicking Thomas Hodgson told pals: "I'm going to die; I don't want to die," before collapsing.
The hearing at Halifax Town Hall was told that the 21-year-old had been given the drug by Aiden Kent during an all-night drinking binge at their friend Dylan Wheller's house in Rayner Road, Brighouse, West Yorkshire, on July 19 last year.
Kent, 32, of Nelson Street, Tyldesley, was jailed for 10 months earlier this year at Bradford Crown Court, after admitting supplying ecstasy.
Wheller, 28, admitted possessing the same drug and permitting his premises to be used for the supply of drugs.
He received a four-month sentence.
Mr Hodgson, a computer programmer from Heath Park Avenue, Halifax, was pronounced dead by paramedics called to Wheller's house.
The court case had been told that the three young men had split between them one gramme of MDMA powder which they had mixed with water and then drunk.
He was found, by his wife, face down on the living room floor and she rang for an ambulance.
The ecstasy was 68% pure – usual levels are in single figures – and not only did the post-mortem examination discover high levels of the drug in cystic fibrosis sufferer Mr Hodgson's body, but also that he had taken it before.
At the court case, Wheller told police he and Mr Hodgson had drunk 10 cans of lager and bitter.
He said Kent brought powdered ecstasy which they had all shared.
Police found a quantity of the drug in Kent's jacket at Wheller's home.
Kent was arrested in Wigan on July 20 2008 and admitted buying the drug for £150.
Stephen Wood, for Kent, said the consequences had been "tragic".
Judge Roger Scott said: "I have been in this job a long time and personally have never ever met a case of ecstasy at 68% purity.
Adulterated, it is one, two or, if you are lucky, three per cent.
"People have died taking that sort of strength ecstasy but you, Aiden Kent, went out and deliberately purchased a high-strength powdered form of ecstasy of 68% purity.
"You must have realised how dangerous it was to take that in that strength."
At the inquest deputy coroner Mr Paul Marks recorded a verdict of non-dependent abuse of drugs.
December 30, 2009
Wigan Evening Post
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