No arrests yet in fatal cocaine-in-tonic case

– survivor recovering; cops spoke to US visitor

Two days after four people died from consuming a cocaine-laced multivitamin, police are yet to arrest the man who took the item to an East La Penitence home to a cousin for her to take to the United States.

Crime Chief Leslie James confirmed yesterday that police are looking for this man and another person of interest in relation to the case. The suspect identified as “Barney” is said to be the focus of the police investigation and based on what Stabroek News was told, also lived in the East La Penitence area.

During a visit to the home where the man was said to reside, two women sitting on the veranda, with some reluctance indicated that he lived there but said that they did not know of his whereabouts. “He does come and go cause he father living right around hay,” one of the women said. They added that they would have never expected such behaviour from him as they …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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