Teenager supplied MDMA at wild party
Man’s heart stopped beating
A teenager who took MDMA to a house party has admitted giving the drug to others, which caused one man’s heart to stop beating.
Reece Black had purchased £120 worth of the Class A substance for himself, but ended up sharing it with some of the guests at the Forres gathering.
Elgin Sheriff Court heard that one of the partygoers – a 50-year-old man – had asked for some of the MDMA in exchange for an acid tab.
Black, 18, refused but gave the man some MDMA anyway, which he swallowed with some alcohol.
The man, who had already taken five acid tabs that night quickly took ill, and lost consciousness.
Fiscal Alex Swain told the court: “While the party continued after the man consumed the MDMA, at some point he was sleeping and a witness called an ambulance after he lost consciousness.
“At 1.20am, police attended the property after receiving noisy music complaints.
“They found the man unconscious in an armchair and put him in a recovery position before discovering he was no longer breathing.
“The police officers gave him CPR before he was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.”
Officers searched everyone at the party and Black put the last of his MDMA in a cigarette paper and handed it over.
The incident happened on January 5, when Black was still 17.
Defence solicitor Matthew O’Neill said his client realised the seriousness of the matter, but insisted he had bought the drug for his own use.
He said: “He was in possession of the drug to take it to self-medicate and that is alarming to see him take substances like that at the age of 17.
“He received no commercial gain from the MDMA and because the guests at the party were not too familiar with him he allowed them to take it.
“There were generally just children, all teenagers, at the party except the man who was aged 50 and I have no idea why he was there.”
Black, of Mount Dora Drive, Forres, pleaded guilty to supplying a controlled drug.
Sheriff Olga Pasport nikov sentenced him to 180 hours of unpaid work and placed him on a 12-month supervision order.
“They were just children, all teenagers, at the party”
GUILTY PLEA: Reece Black was sentenced to 180 hours of unpaid work and a 12-month supervision order