Teenage drug dealer jailed for five years after MDMA death

An 18 year-old drug dealer who targeted schoolboys has been sentenced to five years in prison after a youngster "with everything to live for" died after taking ecstasy.

Daniel Spargo-Mabbs, 16, of Croydon, died of multiple organ failure three days after taking MDMA, or ecstasy, when he went to a a rave in Hayes, west London, in January.

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Son's drugs death 'like having a limb ripped off'

Fiona and Tim Spargo-Mabbs say their son Daniel Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA Archive

The mother of a 16-year-old boy who died after taking the drug MDMA at a rave gave a "moving" witness statement that left some in the court in tears.

It is like having a limb ripped off without any anaesthetic. It it like having an enormous wound but it is much worse. I would choose either of those things than losing my son.

– Fiona Spargo-Mabbs

In her statement at the trial of drug dealer Nicqueel Pitrora, Mrs Spargo-Mabbs said she suffers from exhaustion, has lost an enormous amount of weight and is having counselling. Her husband is on anti-depressants and Daniel's 19 year-old brother had problems trying to settle down as he started university.

"How can someone who has been such a part of my life, his mother for 16 years, not be there when I am?" she asked.

Dealer 'bears weight of responsibility' for teen's death

The judge sentencing 18-year-old drug dealer Nicqueel Pitrora said he bore a "heavy weight of responsibility" for the death of Daniel Spargo-Mabbs, a 16-year-old who died of multiple organ failure three days after taking MDMA.

I keep well in mind that you are being sentenced for being concerned in supply and not for manslaughter.

But there can be no question that you bear a heavy weight of responsibility for the death of Daniel.

– Judge Martin Edmunds QC

Pitrora was sentenced to five years for being concerned with the supply of MDMA, plus two years and four months to be served concurrently for the supply of cannabis. No penalty was added for a count of simple possession.

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Teenage drug dealer given five years after MDMA death

Nicqueel Pitrora admitted supplying Class A drugs.

An 18 year-old drug dealer who targeted schoolboys has been sentenced to five years in prison after a youngster "with everything to live for" died after taking ecstasy.

Daniel Spargo-Mabbs, 16, of Croydon, died of multiple organ failure three days after taking MDMA, or ecstasy, when he went to a a rave in Hayes, west London, in January.

Daniel Spargo-Mabbs died after taking MDMA Credit: PA

He was among of group of five friends who had asked for the class A drug before the party.

Nicqueel Pitrora, of Croydon, admitted being concerned in the supply of class A drugs on January 17.

He also pleaded guilty to being concerned in the supply of class B drugs between January 1 2013 and January 16 2014, and possession of class B drugs (cannabis) on January 21.

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