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Mum speaks of heartbreak after son's death

Two men have been jailed at Lincoln Crown Court for drugs offences following the death of 14 year old Alex Buchan who lost his life after attending a party in Holbeach in April 2019. Alex was found to have fatal levels of MDMA (ecstasy) in his blood.  

Today, Alex’s mum Lisa spoke of the devastating loss. She said “Nobody will understand what this has done to the family; it has destroyed us. The sentence isn't enough. It won't ever be enough. This will be hanging over me for the rest of my life. My son, who had a heart of gold, is never coming back. People don't understand the devastation drugs cause families. What kind of person targets a 14 year old boy who doesn't know the risks. How many children have to die? If anything good can come from this, I hope it's that parents and children see how dangerous drugs can be and that dealers see the potential consequences of what they are doing.”

Alastair Turner, 19, was sentenced to three years and seven months for possession of ecstasy with intent to supply and a further charge of supplying ecstasy. 

Sam King, 21, who hosted the party at his Holbeach home, was sentenced to three years for being concerned in the supply of ecstasy and two charges of permitting premises to be used for the supply of drugs.

The men were not charged in relation to Alex’s death but upon sentencing the pair, Judge Pini said that they had “moral responsibility” which would be with them for the rest of their lives.

23 Nov 20 5:17 PM

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