THE mother of a man who died after a party has urged people to steer clear of a type of ecstasy tablet.
Maria Wain, 43, is devastated at the death of her son Klone Boam.
Klone, 20, of Sandringham Road, Fratton, died in May.
He had been at a party at an address in Commercial Road, Portsmouth, where his family believe he took the ‘green apple’ ecstasy pill.
His mum believes there are still about 2,000 of these tablets in the Portsmouth area and urged people not to take them.
She said: ‘Those green apples are really dangerous and there are still about 2,000 of them around.
‘Never in a million years did I think this could happen to my family.
‘The pain we’re going through now, I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy.
‘This has destroyed my whole life and I don’t want people to take the green apple pill.’
Klone’s funeral was held at St Mary’s Church in Fratton Road, and saw more than 400 people attend.
About 100 of his close friends and family walked behind the hearse, which went from Sandringham Road to the church.
People wore orange in tribute to Klone’s red hair.
And four doves were released in his memory.
Afterwards there was a private service at Portchester Crematorium, before a wake was held at the Cue Ball Snooker Club in Goldsmith Avenue, Southsea.
Paying tribute to him, his mum said: ‘Klone was a rough diamond.
‘He was no angel, but he was so close to me.
‘He was a cool dude and a bit of a Jack the lad.
‘His service was beautiful, and Portsmouth won’t see a funeral like this in a long time.’
Klone is survived by his brother Blu, 23, and River, 16, and sister Ocean Wall, eight.
River helped to carry his brother’s coffin.
He said: ‘It was an honour to carry his coffin and I will never forget him.’
A Hampshire Constabulary spokesman said: ‘The death is not being treated as suspicious at this time.
‘There remains no evidence so far to confirm a definite link between this death and one particular drug. However, we’re keeping an open mind about any information we receive.’
Anyone with information, can call police on 101, or the Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.
POLICE REPEAT WARNINGS OVER DANGERS OF DRUGS
POLICE are renewing a warning about the dangers of drugs.
A Hampshire Constabulary spokesman said: ‘People can increase their risk of death if they combine drugs with alcohol or any substance that causes a high.
‘Ask yourself whether you seriously know what ingredients make up the substance you’re thinking of taking. Your decision could have terrible consequences.’
Anyone who wants a confidential chat or support can call the independent Cranstoun drug agency on (023) 9275 1617.
If you’re aged under 25, then you can contact Switch on (023) 9282 5140.
Family or carers can contact the Rebound service on 07939 580167.