A MAN who died in hospital after he collapsed at a friend’s house was found to have cocaine and amphetamines in his system.

Nathan McGonnell, 21, of Beaumont Street, in Ferryhill, County Durham, was taken to the University Hospital of North Durham in a critical condition at 10pm on November 9 last year.

An inquest in Crook, County Durham, today (Friday, March 14) heard that Mr McGonnell had also drunk cider on the night he collapsed.

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Mr McGonnell died of multiple organ failure due to drug usage at 3am on November 11.

Coroner Andrew Tweddle heard Mr McGonnell took drugs and drank alcohol while he was with his friends, including cocaine, ecstasy and amphetamines.

The police found alcohol and amphetamines at Mr McGonnell’s home, on Davy Street, in Ferryhill.

A verdict of misadventure which was drugs related was recorded.