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Drugs paraphernalia was found in peaches geldof's home *edited by MNHQ*

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googlenut Sat 03-May-14 07:53:46

House. It has been confirmed by police and on BBC website. Can't do links as on phone.

Nerf Sat 03-May-14 07:56:56

I read that. To be fair the police were trying to put to bed the rumours about someone (her dh) finding it and disposing of it.

Shesparkles Sat 03-May-14 07:57:02

Here it is

CuttedUpPear Sat 03-May-14 07:58:20

It has just been on the BBC that NO drugs paraphernalia was found.

Joules68 Sat 03-May-14 07:58:22

Great! With an unattended baby on the premises too...

googlenut Sat 03-May-14 08:04:11

Can you do link - seems odd to say they were found and then not?

CuttedUpPear Sat 03-May-14 08:04:57

Sorry I got that the wrong way round. Heard the bulletin again.
Whatever, very very sad.

scarletforya Sat 03-May-14 08:06:18

I find it so hard to understand. Did her DH know?

Why did he leave the youngest baby in her care?

googlenut Sat 03-May-14 08:11:37

I too don't know how her husband couldn't be aware she was taking heroin. But I've never used drugs so maybe you can conceal this.

Animation Sat 03-May-14 08:23:21

I'm curious to know the sequence of events, and why was her husband sleeping over at his mother's house?

Busymumto3dc Sat 03-May-14 08:24:19

I wonder if he knew she was using and still left the son with her what will happen? It's not good is it

NotALondoner Sat 03-May-14 08:25:40

It says it was their usual weekend routine for him to take the eldeat one to his parents.

JakeBullet Sat 03-May-14 08:26:28

Having worked with drug users I can tell you that it is sometimes very hard to know. If the drugs are being used in a recreational manner and not daily then it is possible for it to be hidden from family and others.

googlenut Sat 03-May-14 08:27:46

If that was the case - that she was a recreational user - would she still have had to have methadone treatment?

PinkSquash Sat 03-May-14 08:30:48

It could have just been the once.

So sad.

CoteDAzur Sat 03-May-14 08:30:56

Of course they knew. Hard drug use is obvious, especially to experienced eyes such as Bob Geldof's.

SpiderRoaster Sat 03-May-14 08:32:11

I too don't know how her husband couldn't be aware she was taking heroin. But I've never used drugs so maybe you can conceal this

With heroin, you can inject it or smoke it. Smoking it is normally on foil (as in kitchen foil). The paraphernalia could have been foil and a lighter, not necessarily needles. A close member of my family managed to hide his heroin addiction for 3 months without 3 adults who lived in the same house. It was only when we -snooped- put clothes away in his draws, that we found balls of tin foil and other bits associated with heroin use - no needles though.

scarletforya Sat 03-May-14 08:35:10

If Tom was going to his Mother's every weekend maybe that's when she secretly did heroin without him knowing.

SpiderRoaster Sat 03-May-14 08:35:25

It's really sad and I don't think we'll ever know why she did it.

A school friend of mine was on heroin for a couple of years. He got clean, sorted, got a job etc and was ok for about 5 years. One day, he had a big bender with alcohol, and then took on hit of heroin. Killed him instantly. Still don't know why he took it.

Animation Sat 03-May-14 08:39:23

I can understand it was a routine to drop the children off for babysitting every weekend but why did Tom sleep over as well?

ExcuseTypos Sat 03-May-14 08:44:03

This, is a very sad article. (If its true)

Heartbreaking, she must have been in such pain for a very long time.

scarletforya Sat 03-May-14 08:44:24

Well he's only young himself. He probably enjoyed being at his parents and didn't want to be parted from the babies.

SandorClegane Sat 03-May-14 08:53:49

It's pretty much impossible to od smoking heroin though, an overdose points to injecting.

GoshAnneGorilla Sat 03-May-14 10:04:30

Cote - I believe Bob Geldof and Peaches may not have been on speaking terms for some time before her death.

CoteDAzur Sat 03-May-14 10:12:11

Maybe her return to heroin is why? <speculating>

I can't imagine Bob Geldof not knowing that his daughter has gone back to heroin. He knows this drug well, knows its effects on users, stuff users do to conceal their habit.

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