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  1. Beenthere2Hippie
    Police in Amsterdam report that they have a man in custody over the deaths of two young Devon men who died from sniffing white heroin they thought was cocaine. He handed himself in to police in Amsterdam recently after the deaths of Bradley Price, aged 20, and Shaun Brotherston, 21, last November.

    The man, known in court as Flip S, aged 42, appeared in court in the Netherlands on Thursday where it was decided he should remain in custody pending investigation. The Public Prosecutor in Amsterdam has put charges including murder, alleging that Flip S knew the drug he was selling as cocaine was white heroin and would therefore prove lethal.

    Flip S turned himself in after recognising CCTV images released by police after the deaths of three British and three Danish tourists – including the two lads from Plymouth. The 42-year-old is now suspected of involvement in 15 cases where bad drugs were sold.

    The Public Prosecutor in Amsterdam has put charges including murder, alleging that Flip S knew the drug he was selling as cocaine was white heroin and would therefore prove lethal. Flip S says he was only involved in one case, involving a sale to three Danish tourists who died. Forensic tests have shown the drug that killed the Danish tourists was chemically identical to that that killed the two men from Plymouth.

    Flip S's lawyer Gerald Roethof told the court S denies the charges and there are a number of points to prove his innocence.

    Last November, Bradley Price, aged 20, and Shaun Brotherston, 21, travelled to the Netherlands to celebrate Shaun's 21st birthday. The bodies of Bradley and Shaun – former students of Tamarside Community College, now Marine Academy Plymouth – were found in their hotel room. It is believed they had bought and consumed the drug shortly after their arrival on November 22. Their bodies were not found until midday on November 25.

    Around 20 more foreigners fell unwell in Amsterdam, including three Danes this year, after inhaling heroin, thinking it was cocaine, detectives in the Dutch capital said.

    The North Devon Journal/July 14, 2015
    Newshawk Crew

    Author Bio

    BT2H is a retired news editor and writer from the NYC area who, for health reasons, retired to a southern US state early, and where BT2H continues to write and to post drug-related news to DF.


  1. startinnuttin
    They kind of pulled a Pulp Fiction and mistook the heroin for coke. Very sad.
  2. TheBigBadWolf
    I dont get why that guy talked to the narcs at all. that will bring him quite some time.

    It's one thing to sell H#4, customers will be happy and have a big push up for their opioid tolerance.
    To sell it as Cocaine is manslaughter.

  3. Alfa
    If my information is correct then guy is a retired cocaine pusher, who may have accidentally became in possession of white heroin #4. With his background as an experienced drug pusher it seems unlikely that he was unaware that it was heroin #4. The sales always were hit and run sales, which occurred quickly, price immediately dropped to very attractive level and the dealer quickly got away on his bike.

    That gives a troubling impression. Its hard to grasp why on earth someone would do such a thing, making a quick buck at the expense of peoples lives.
  4. TheBigBadWolf
    predator capitalism. :(

    the thought of -lets see what I can get away with.
  5. Alfa
    With the sale of a gram here and there, only for a low ball price, its not like he was making any significant amount with it. People literally died for a few bucks.
  6. TheBigBadWolf
    people are thoughtless arsewipes at times. :cry:
  7. redwhiteandblue
    It's possible the dealer also thought it was Cocaine and he possibly feels guilty at accidental death of these two young men.

    It is unusual to see White Heroin in Europe, as I'm sure you're aware which could mean this was a genuine mistake.

    I used to sell Cocaine, and if that had been me I would've felt severe guilt. I probably would've handed myself in as well.
  8. redwhiteandblue
    If that is the case, then the guy could've just sold them a bag of flower, baking soda, kids teething powder - which also has a numbing agent in it making people think it is genuine Cocaine.

    He then could've sold the heroin to real addicts, and get good money for it too as it's the White stuff.

    If your saying he's been out the game for a while (the dealer) it's very possible that he had lost his "eye" for Cocaine or maybe he had just got the bags mixed up.

    Heroin isn't hard to sell, especially in Amsterdam. I can't think of any reason why he would do this on purpose.

    It's a shame and my heart goes out to the families. RIP boys.
  9. TheBigBadWolf

    No. #4 looks nothing like cocaine, ever.
    There may not have been much around for some years, but there was a time when Heroin sold in my neck of woods was normally #4, I didnt wanna buy my first bag of brown cos I didnt recognize it as heroin.
    I've bought #4 AND coke together during the early eighties in Switzerland and no smack ever had the slightest optical resemblance with cocaine . I've had them too often on the same spoon to ever take a genuine mistake into account.
    And - as a dealer you don't get your bags mixed up additionally the guy seems to have been out of business on coke - so what would he have had tomix up then?

  10. redwhiteandblue
    He might have been short of money and just got a bit to make a quick Buck.

    What would he have to mix up?

    He obviously had something. He has admitted to selling it.

    Alfa said he does hit and run deliveries. He might have just put his hand in the wrong pocket then fucked off and didn't notice till later, probably too late.

    If he meant to do it, as you said above - Why would he hand himself in?
  11. babalooj
    As far as i know, heroin is more expensive than cocaine by weight, unless perhaps the heroin has been cut down real bad
    So i can't see this being done on purpose, it just doesn't make sense from a business or money-making perspective
    Unless, of course, murder is on the mind
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