A drug dealer who ‘showed no remorse’ has pleaded guilty to supplying ecstasy which resulted in the tragic death of a 16-year-old boy
Nicqueel Pitrora, 18, who is unemployed, from Croydon, admitted the offence during a hearing at Isleworth Crown Court on Monday, July 14.
He admitted two counts of supplying class A drugs, one count of supplying class B drugs, and one count of possession of cannabis.
Daniel Spargo-Mabbs was found unconscious at a rave at an industrial estate in Silverdale Road, off Pump Lane, Hayes, in the early hours of Saturday, January 18.
He died two days later at Kings College Hospital. His funeral was held in his home town of Croydon on February 11.
“Pitrora was very much responsible for coordinating the drugs deal and with such overwhelming evidence against him he had no choice but to plead guilty,” said Superintendent Des Rock.
“Pitrora has shown little remorse and has failed to understand the consequences of his actions and what part this played in Daniel’s death.”
On Friday, January 17 Daniel and four of his friends purchased some ecstasy from a person working for Pitrora. This person has not been convicted.
Daniel mixed his ecstasy with water and drank it.
He reacted almost immediately, talking incoherently and took off his t-shirt.
Daniel was found by his friends propped up against a wall, pale, shivering and with a raised temperature.
The London Ambulance Service (LAS) was called but Daniel was unconscious by the time they got there. Police were called at around 4am to the venue and soon after their arrival Daniel was taken to Hillingdon Hospital.
He suffered three heart attacks.
Later that same day he was transferred to King’s College Hospital where he remained in an induced coma.
On Monday, January 20 the decision was made by Daniel’s distraught family not to continue with any further treatment. He died later that afternoon.
The cause of death was given as multiple organ failure and ecstasy intoxication.
“Daniel was an incredible boy, and an incredible son, who we loved with all our hearts,” said Daniel’s parents in a statement.
“We would willingly have given our lives in place of his if we could, and when Daniel died a part of us also died.
“As a family with a massive gaping hole now in our centre, we’re slowly trying to rebuild our lives into whatever our ‘new normal’ will be but we’ve barely begun and have a long and very hard road ahead of us.
They said their biggest hope and prayer is that those responsible connect their actions with their consequences,.
“The person who supplied this drug has choices remaining to them and the rest of their lives in which to make them, and we will continue to pray that they choose to use them for good.”
Following Pitrora’s guilty plea Ryan Kirk, 21 unemployed, of Puffin Close, Beckenham, stood trial at the same court for one count of being concerned in the supply of class A drugs between the January 1 2013 and January 16 2014, one count of being concerned in the supply of class B drugs between January 1, 2013 and January 16, 2014 and one count being concerned in the supply of class A drugs on January 17 2014
He was found not guilty on all counts.
On Tuesday, January 21 Pitrora, was arrested. He is due to be sentenced on August 1.