Man from Bury St Edmunds, 30, died from overdose of methadone, inquest hears

The Coroners Court at Beacon House in Ipswich. Picture: SU ANDERSON

The Coroners Court at Beacon House in Ipswich. Picture: SU ANDERSON - Credit: Su Anderson

A 30-year-old man died after taking a fatal dose of methadone in Bury St Edmunds, an inquest has heard.

Carl Scopes, of Northumberland Avenue, Bury, died on August 10 last year at a friend’s home at Britannia House in Ipswich Street soon after returning from a trip to Cyprus.

Coroner Dr Peter Dean said: “He had been staying with a friend who woke up to find Mr Scopes unresponsive.”

An ambulance was called but Mr Scopes was pronounced dead at the scene.

A post mortem examination revealed the cause of death was a methadone drug overdose.


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A further toxicology report revealed that Mr Scopes also had heroin and cocaine in his system.

An investigation by Suffolk police later confirmed that there was no third party involvement in Mr Scopes’ death.

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Dr Dean concluded that it was a drug related death.

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