A GRIEVING mum yesterday blamed party drug meow meow for the death of her teenage son.
Rachel Higginson only discovered her lad Will Filer, 18, had been taking the legal high after he was found hanged from a tree last month.
She said: "I've no doubt that had Will not taken mephedrone he would not have killed himself."
Will had recently completed an Army Preparation Course and planned to apply to join The Rifles this summer.
He secretly took mephedrone - and is thought to have blown up to £600 on it in the six weeks before he died.
It emerged in pals' statements to the coroner who will conduct an inquest into Will's death.
Now mum-of-three Rachel, 39, of Chippenham, Wilts, is warning other parents about the drug.
She said: "It was completely out of character - I never knew him to be depressed.
"Kids I spoke to said this drug makes you feel down, depressed and even suicidal. Will had split with his girlfriend, but he'd never have done this because of that."
Meow meow has been linked to 26 UK deaths. The Sun has led a campaign to have it outlawed.
MPs have formally backed a move to make it a Class B drug and the Government hopes the law will be passed before Parliament winds up ahead of the Election.
Keen sportsman Will, handed a science award on leaving school, was found hanged at Chippenham on March 1. A stereo playing music was on the ground beside him.
At his funeral his family asked for donations to the Help for Heroes charity. A Facebook group set up in his memory has more than 1,200 members.
Rachel added: "Will was such a good boy. His death was hard enough - now I'm told he'd taken this stuff too."
Home Office minister Lord West yesterday denied ministers were guilty of a "knee-jerk" response to mephedrone. He spoke as the Lords backed a ban on the drug and legal highs.
By JOHN COLES
April 9, 2010
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Meow Drove My Will To Hang Himself