Man dies after drinking liquid laced with cocaine

A man from Gosport has died after drinking what he thought was a pear-flavoured fruit drink. Tests later showed the liquid contained a lethal amount of cocaine.

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Family pays tribute after man dies

33-year-old Joromie Lewis, who died after drinking a liquid containing lethal levels of cocaine Credit: Hampshire Police

Mrs Jayrusha Lewis today released a tribute to her husband who died after drinking what he thought was a pear juice drink. She said: "Joromie Lewis was a Royal Navy veteran, originally from St Vincent and the Grenadines.

"He was a devoted family - oriented man with a selfless attitude to help others, and always knew the right words and advice to give. His exemplary conduct and actions touched the lives and hearts of many. "He was a member of the Bridgemary family church."

The family has requested that their privacy is respected throughout this difficult time.

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