28 year old dies from legal high GBL days after friend does
Posted on 6:22pm Tuesday 1st May 2012
A 28 year old accountant died after taking legal high GBL at a wake for a friend - who is thought to have been killed by the same lethal party drug. Aston Martin worker Carl Fearon, 24, was found dead at his flat in Birmingham at 1pm on Saturday and Lynette Nock, 28, died hours later at her home in Northfield. Mother of one Miss Nock died at a memorial party for Mr Fearon held at her home at 9pm the same day.
Two other men were found unconscious at the address, for reasons unknown, and were taken to hospital for emergency treatment. One is still in intensive care while the other man has been discharged.
Former Birmingham paramedic Pete Jones, 43, spoke on Mr Fearon’s death: “I understand that he used the drug sometimes to help him sleep and people who had been at the party told me he had been on GBL.” GBL, or Gamma-Butyrolactone, is not illegal to buy for cleaning use but it is classed as a Class C drug if sold for consumption.