Three men's deaths in Birmingham related to new synthetic drug
Three men have died after taking a new synthetic drug, the BBC has learned. The three deaths in Birmingham, since October 2021, happened after the men took opioid N-pyrrolidino etonitazene.1 Jul 2022
Students Dylan Michael Byfield-Levell, 20, and Jakob Wozniak, 19, both died. Entrepreneur Miles Elliott Davis, 27, also lost his life.
IDHDP Board Member, Dr Judith Yates, who collates drug deaths in Birmingham and identified the deaths, said she had been "shocked" after seeing the opioid's effects.
Mr Byfield-Levell, from Sutton Coldfield, had an underlying heart condition and was found collapsed at home by a relative at 05:15 GMT on 2 October after being out with friends.
Birmingham and Solihull coroner Emma Brown confirmed his death was due to natural causes in combination with drug and alcohol use.
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