Tragedy of young mum in drug overdose

By Admin | 19/11/2010 0 comments

Tragedy of young mum in drug overdose

A MUM of two was found dead on her kitchen floor after taking a lethal dose of amphetamine.

Police and paramedics were called to the home of Janine Jamieson after her body was discovered at her home on Silverwood View, Conisbrough.

Tests showed that the 32-year-old, who was known to take recreational drugs, had died after taking a deadly dose of amphetamine.

At an inquest at Doncaster Coroner’s Court on Wednesday, Lee Thompson told how he found his girlfriend on the morning of February 8 this year.

The 30-year-old said that he had checked upstairs and outside in the street before finding her on the kitchen floor.

Miss Jamieson was pronounced dead shortly after the arrival of paramedics.

Mr Thompson said that he was aware of his partner’s drug use and understood that she had taken amphetamine, cannabis and ecstasy in the past.

He said that he had last seen her take ecstasy about a fortnight before her death.

Mr Thompson also revealed that he had discovered two bags of white powder, which he understood to be amphetamine, in Miss Jamieson’s kitchen, and that she had reacted angrily when asked about them.

Police found four large, mature cannabis plants in the loft when they searched her home.

Miss Jamieson’s mum, Avis Jamieson, last saw her daughter the day before she was found dead.

She said: “She seemed fine—we were laughing and joking—and she was going up to her brother’s because his dog had just had puppies.”

Tests found that Miss Jamieson had 1,903 micrograms of amphetamine per litre of blood.

Pathologist Dr Andrea Vergese said that the levels were high enough to have caused a heart attack, adding: “This was the main cause of death.”

The assistant deputy Doncaster Coroner, Mr Mark Beresford, recorded that Miss Jamieson died from non-dependant abuse of drugs.

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