Deadly ‘legal high’ is banned

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Tynwald last week voted to ban a drug implicated in the death of a man from Ballasalla last year.

William James Ritchie, aged 45, died after taking alpha-Methyltryptamine (AMT), which was legal to use and was said to be used by his friends.

The inquest last November heard that a toxicology report said there was a ‘strong possibility’ that the concentration of the drug in his body could have been toxic.


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