AN INQUEST in Wrexham found that a man from Pentre Broughton died from an overdose of heroin and painkillers.
Richard Wayne Lloyd, 35, was certified dead at Wrexham Maelor Hospital on April 6, 2004, after collapsing in or near a house in Derby Road.
Mr Lloyd, usually known as Wayne, who lived at Cross Lane Farm, was described in a statement by Gareth Lloyd, one of his five brothers, as a devout Christian who loved music and used recreational drugs.
A post mortem examination carried out by Dr Roger Williams revealed that Mr Lloyd had several injection sites on his body and inflammation of the liver. There were 0.32 mcg of morphine and 1.49 microgrammes of dihydrocodeine in his blood, both fatal doses, as well as 62mg of alcohol. The cause of death was respiratory depression due to an overdose of drugs and North East Wales Coroner John Hughes recorded a verdict of death due to the abuse of drugs.
Carl Duncan Lloyd, another of Wayne's brothers, said that although he did not have much contact with him and there was no love lost between them, he wanted justice to be done.
He said: 'I want to see justice done not only for my brother but also for the good of the wider community. No matter how the drugs were administered, it is the dealers who are doing this for the gain of money.
'I would like to see more emphasis on dealing with these people or else they will be allowed to continue in their evil, disgusting way.
'I would also like to thank everyone in the community for their help and support.'
Coroner John Hughes said: 'I agree with you 100% and I have been very impressed by the dignified way you have conducted yourself here today.'