A “NAIVE” schoolgirl died after taking ecstasy from two teenage boys who bought the drugs off the dark web, an inquest heard today.
Hannah Bragg was killed by the toxic effects of an MDMA tablet which she took in a field in West Devon in June 2018.
Two boys, aged 14 and 15 at the time, were later charged.
In February this year they were given youth rehabilitation orders and ordered to carry out unpaid work by a judge at Plymouth Crown Court. They cannot be named for legal reasons.
Cops said Hannah’s death was caused by having “unbridled access to highly strong and uncut drugs in unknown quantities from an unknown person from the dark web”.
Hannah was a fit young woman who loved ponies and horses.
Senior Plymouth and South Devon coroner Ian Arrow said Hannah was ‘naive and unaware of how much she was taking’.
He said: “She has taken an amount, a substantial amount of MDMA, so her body has been unable to tolerate that very large amount and that consumption of MDMA has led to her death.”
He recorded a conclusion of a “drug-related death”.
During the earlier case at Plymouth Crown Court, the court was told that the two youths began supplying drugs to close friends and other kids from their school in Tavistock, West Devon.
They supplied drugs including MDMA, LSD, ketamine and other mind-altering drugs called DMT and 2BC.
Hannah had gone to a farmer’s field near a disused viaduct in Tavistock with a 14-year-old boy in June 2018 and was seen by a farmer “staggering” around as though she was drunk.
She then collapsed, and the boy called an ambulance. She died in hospital.
Hannah suffered from hyperthermia and this led to cardiac arrest, pathologist Dr Russell Delaney said.
Hannah’s devastated parents, who were at the inquest in Plymouth, asked why the boy took 15 minutes to call 999 for an ambulance.
They also asked why it then took the ambulance service 38 minutes to reach Hannah before she was given emergency treatment.
A police officer said the boy was panicked, but told cops: “We have just taken MDMA and acid.”