No charges over ecstasy death
13 November 2003, AMSTERDAM — The Maastricht public prosecutor will not prosecute anyone over the death of a 15-year-old girl who died of an ecstasy overdose on 22 August.
13 November 2003
AMSTERDAM — The Maastricht public prosecutor will not prosecute anyone over the death of a 15-year-old girl who died of an ecstasy overdose on 22 August.
The prosecutor said on Wednesday that despite an extensive police investigation, it remained unclear who supplied the girl with the party drug, Dutch associated press ANP reported.
The teenage girl, of the southeastern town of Belfeld, used the drugs at the Pepermill disco in Heerlen. She was one of 5,000 people who attended the Mega-Rave-Party, but was rushed to hospital after falling ill and died of a synthetic drug overdose.
Inquiries have revealed the girl had 10 ecstasy pills before the rave started and a girlfriend successfully smuggled the pills into the dance event, where they later shared the drugs between them.
Friends and acquaintances of the victim said the 15-year-old had admitted on the fatal night that she had taken several ecstasy pills at the party. Estimates ranged from five to 15 pills.
The Dutch Forensics Institute (NFI) said tests indicated the girl had taken a fatal overdose of the party drug and estimated that she had taken between seven and 15 pills.
In response to the girl's death, Heerlen Mayor Hans Lurvink has since banned rave parties in the municipality. He said drug use at such events could not be avoided.
[Copyright Expatica News 2003]
Subject: Dutch news