A younger, gifted musician might have taken as much as 9 MDMA capsules earlier than dying at a music competition in NSW, an inquest has heard.
The coroner is investigating a string of drug-related deaths at festivals throughout the state over the previous two summers, which prompted a crackdown from the State Authorities.
This morning the inquest examined the loss of life of Callum Brosnan, 19, who died after attending the Knockout Video games of Future occasion in December 2018.
Counsel aiding the inquiry Peggy Dwyer mentioned Mr Brosnan’s mates bought 30 MDMA tablets from a seller on the day of the competition.
Whereas they may not ensure what number of he ingested, they mentioned he took probably the most out of the group and estimated he might have taken six to 9.
Mr Brosnan turned very unwell at Sydney Olympic Park practice station the place he misplaced consciousness and his temperature rose to 41.9 levels Celsius.
Ms Dwyer informed the courtroom Mr Brosnan was “very vivid and really form” and was a gifted musician.
She mentioned his use of MDMA started in 2014 and mates reported he would typically use as much as 10 tablets on an evening out.
“As a result of he functioned so effectively and was doing so effectively in life and was so intelligent and inventive and was getting on together with his life as a accountable younger grownup, Callum’s dad and mom weren’t conscious of his curiosity in medication,” Ms Dwyer mentioned.
The inquest will study the deaths of six younger individuals who took various quantities of MDMA and died below totally different circumstances, together with whether or not they drank alcohol or not.
Ms Dwyer mentioned over the following few weeks they might study why younger folks took illicit medication.
“On this courtroom, there is no such thing as a judgement of the younger folks themselves nor of their mates who might have participated in drug use with them,” she mentioned.
Deputy Coroner Harriet Grahame prolonged her condolences to the various members of the family who have been attending the inquest.
“Your grief have to be profound and ongoing,” she mentioned.
“These are your kids however they may simply as simply be the youngsters of my very own neighborhood or my family.
“We owe them a correct investigation of the circumstances during which they died.”
Following the six drug-related deaths, stress mounted to alter the ban on capsule testing however NSW Premier Gladys Bereijklian refused, saying it was a “inexperienced mild” to take medication.