Police detectives are allegedly close to tracking down the drug dealer who sold Peaches Geldof the high-grade heroin that killed her.
Officers have confirmed to the media that they have narrowed the list of suspects down to just a “handful,” and hope to determine who sold her the drugs. Geldof was found dead at her home in April by her husband, musician Thomas Cohen, after he returned from a weekend away.
Phaedra, Peaches’ son, was found at the house as well as a candy box containing a used syringe, with a pair of knotted tights, apparently used as a tourniquet.
Cohen confirmed to the inquest that his wife had been clean from drugs for a while but relapsed in February, stashing her drugs in the attic.
Heroin found at the house after Peaches Geldof’s untimely death was reported to be 61 per cent pure, more than twice the level of purity usually found on the streets.
A source spoke to the British publication, the Sunday Mirror, that the “astonishingly high purity levels of the drug are a major concern and mean that somebody is selling heroin at a strength that is well capable of killing again. They have to be found and they have to be stopped.”
Reports last week claimed Peaches Geldof’s widower, Thomas Cohen, has been unable to return to the country home, located in Kent, due to the trauma he suffered as a result of her death. The couple’s son was left alone in the home for up to 17 hours following his mother’s death.
North West Kent Coroner Roger Hatch said that Geldof had been trying to wean herself off drugs and was totally clean for at least five months before she died. She had been prescribed the heroin substitute methadone to cure her addiction.
Cohen paid tribute to his wife, saying, “My beloved wife Peaches was adored by myself and her two sons Astala and Phaedra and I shall bring them up with their mother in their hearts everyday. We shall love her forever.”