Two men OD after mistaking white heroin for cocaine

Two men OD after mistaking white heroin for cocaine

Life imitates art, only with a more deadly outcome. In a real-life replay of the scene from “Pulp Fiction” in which Mia Wallace shorts a white powder she assumes to be cocaine but which is actually heroin, two young men from Plymouth, England — Shaun Brotherston, 21, and Bradley Price, 20 — are dead after making the same fateful error. To add tragedy to fatality, the two best friends were in Amsterdam celebrating Brotherston’s birthday.

Western Morning News reports:

They were found in a ‘non-responsive’ state, one of them slumped lifelessly on a bed with blood stains coming from his nose, the other collapsed on a desk.

Toxicology reports showed that their blood had traces of opiates, and it is believed they bought the white heroin believing it was cocaine.

Shaun and Bradley, both from Plymouth, Devon, were former students at Tamarside Community College, now the Marine Academy, in Plymouth.

Brotherston and Bradley

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.

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