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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Drink contained a 'lethal' amount of cocaine

An urgent public appeal has been issued by the Food Standards Agency for shops to remove all bottles of Pear D from their shelves, after a man died because it was laced with cocaine. Joromie Lewis, who was 33 and from Gosport, died just hours after drinking the juice drink in Southampton.

We spoke to Super Intendant James Fulton from Hampshire Police.

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