Authorities are probing the death of a popular local singer from Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) who died on Saturday.
Inews was informed that 25-year-old Carlton Daniels, also known as “Horse Mouth” or “Epic Horse” of Amelia’s Ward, may have died from ingesting a combination of ecstasy and stout.
Based on reports received, the local singer was with a few friends as the mining town celebrated its annual “Linden Town Week”, which ended on Monday.
Daniels reportedly mixed the ecstasy tablet with the stout and consumed the mixture unbeknownst to his friends.
As the group of men continued their drinking spree, his friends reportedly saw Daniels tilting and thought he had got “high”. After some time, they realised that something was amiss after seeing froth coming from his mouth. He was immediately taken to the Linden Hospital Complex (LHC) and was admitted, but succumbed one day after.
A post-mortem examination is expected to be performed on the body which is currently at the LHC.
Ecstasy which is scientifically known as methylenedioxy-methamphetamine (MDMA) is a synthetic drug that alters mood and perception.
According to the National Institute of Drug Abuse ” It is chemically similar to both stimulants and hallucinogens, producing feelings of increased energy, pleasure, emotional warmth, and distorted sensory and time perception.”
However, the Institute noted that “high doses of MDMA can affect the body’s ability to regulate temperature. This can lead to a spike in body temperature that can occasionally result in liver, kidney, or heart failure or even death.”