A 27-year-old woman from Northampton died after she took an overdose of ‘legal high’ drugs, an inquest has heard.
Heather McCulloch, of Robert Street, The Mounts, died in Northampton General Hospital after ingesting the chemical 6-APB, known as ‘benzo fury’, a stimulant which can act like amphetamines, such as ecstasy.
Ms McCulloch had also taken another legal high, called methoxetamine, which has similar effects to ketamine. Methoxetamine was classified as a Class B drug on February 26, 2013.
An inquest held at Northampton General Hospital yesterday heard that Ms McCulloch had a history of mental health problems and had deliberately overdosed on drugs in the past.
The paramedic who was called out to Ms McCulloch’s address on September 6 last year, said Ms McCulloch told him she had taken a large quantity of ‘legal high’ tablets.
Andrew Crumpton, Ms McCulloch’s boyfriend, said: “Most people assume she just wanted attention, but she was not silly and knew the amount she had taken was very serious. I don’t know for sure if she wanted to kill herself and never will.”
County coroner Anne Pember recorded an open verdict.