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A ketamine dealer has been jailed for three years for the death of a Cardiff University law student who collapsed and died after taking the drug.
Lanoi Liddell, 23, was found in possession of drugs when he was detained by officers in the student area of a city.
Police raided his apartment and found a “pharmacy” with up to £ 8,740 worth of ketamine, coke, MDMA and other drugs inside of him.
Liddell was released under investigation, but police re-raided his apartment just a month after the death of 18-year-old student Megan Pollitt.
The animal lover, who was said to be “full of dreams and aspirations”, had moved out of her home in Rugby, Warwickshire, to begin her law degree at Cardiff University.
She was found collapsed in her residence after taking the drug ketamine last November and died two days later.
Prosecutor Thomas Stanway said Megan’s death prompted officers to conduct a second raid on Liddell’s apartment in the city.
He today he was jailed for three years after admitting that he had possession with the intention of supplying MDMA, ketamine and cocaine.
Megan Pollitt, 18, was found collapsed in a doorway at her halls of residence accommodation after taking the party drug
Cardiff Crown Court heard that Liddell was first pulled over by police in his silver Toyota Yaris on October 12 of last year.
Stanway said: ‘He reacted when he realized they were cops.
“The police officer approached the driver’s side and the defendant was identified and handcuffed and appeared nervous.”
The court heard that Liddell was found to be carrying 41 1/2 tablets of Alprazolam, sold under the brand name Xanax, and more than £ 200 in cash.
He claimed it was for his personal use and was taken to the police station where he lied and gave the address of his mother.
Police went to his apartment after tracking down where his car was searched and found the ‘pharmacy’.
Police had raided Lanoi Liddell’s home a month before Megan’s death and found more than £8,000 worth of drugs. He released under investigation, but his Cardiff flat was stormed a second time after Megan died last November
The court heard that the property had 244.45g of ketamine, 62.9g of cocaine, 83g of MDMA, 8.3g of magic mushrooms, and a variety of tablets.
Stanway said: “A month later, a college student Megan Pollitt passed away after consuming a quantity of ketamine.”
The court heard investigations into the death and then led the police to the second raid on November 16.
Stanway added: “There was insufficient evidence to link the defendant to that death.”
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Liddell was arrested on the floor and his iPhone was seized and showed that he was involved in ‘street level supply’.
He later pleaded guilty to possession with the intent to supply MDMA, ketamine, and cocaine.
Judge Daniel Williams said Liddell was “obviously up to no good” when police first saw him in the Cathays student area.
He said, ‘Soon you did it again. At the end of the month, he was giving MDMA and ketamine.
This latest investigation came as a result of the tragic death of Megan Pollitt.
“There was no evidence that he supplied Megan Pollitt with the drug that caused her death.”
Liddell was jailed for three years and four months.
Speaking after her death, Megan’s family paid tribute to the much-loved student with a ‘beautiful smile’.
They said: ‘Meg gave her time to everyone around her and she was always there for others.
She “she She had recently started studying law in Cardiff and was full of dreams and aspirations.
After moving in, Meg still enjoyed close contact with family and friends, sharing stories and laughter through visits and calls.
We will miss her beautiful bright smile and her positive energy that would lift anyone’s spirits.
Estate agent Rhys Trezise, 25, fell ill at a house party and died in hospital the following day. An inquest into his death is set to take place later this year
‘Meg loved the outdoors, especially the walks with her dad and her dog. She recently she had climbed Snowdon and reached the top.
Meg also loved reading the classics, watching anime and listening to music, as well as supporting the Wasps rugby team.
‘Meg will be missed and loved forever by her mom and dad, her sister, her grandparents and friends.’
Real estate agent Rhys Trezise, 25, fell ill the same weekend as Megan after taking ketamine at a party in Cardiff and died in hospital the next day.
His death was not mentioned in court and an investigation is expected to take place later this year.