A MAN was found dead in his Llandudno flat after he had consumed a number of drugs, an inquest heard.

Antony Leslie Hunter was pronounced deceased on August 18, 2023 at the age of 46.

Following a full inquest into his death, held in Ruthin today (May 23), Kate Robertson, assistant coroner for North Wales East and Central, recorded a conclusion of a drug-related death.

Mr Hunter’s medical cause of death was noted as multi-drug toxicity.


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The inquest heard that Mr Hunter, born in St Asaph, began smoking cannabis as a teenager, and had previously been addicted to heroin, but was attending the DAWN Centre in Colwyn Bay for substance misuse prior to his death.

His sister, Maxine Brammer, who described him as a “lovely, funny person,” said that she was notified on August 18 that he had been found dead in his flat, having “probably died a few days earlier”.

A statement from Mr Hunter’s general practitioner read that he had a history of drug and alcohol dependency, including varied degrees of cannabis and alcohol misuse, and had suffered from depression and anxiety.

Mr Hunter was also prescribed methadone, which he was supposed to collect daily; though, the last time he did so was on August 14.

Police Constable Sion Williams attended Mr Hunter’s Llandudno flat on August 18 following calls regarding concern for his welfare, and forced entry after receiving no response.

Upon entering the flat, he found the body of a “clearly deceased” male, which was identified as Mr Hunter, though officers were satisfied that there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death.

Dr Mark Atkinson, in undertaking Mr Hunter’s post-mortem examination, found “potentially toxic levels” of methadone and pregabalin, and evidence of amphetamine use.

Concluding, Ms Robertson said that drug use had “clearly played a part” in, and had “probably led to and caused,” Mr Hunter’s death.

Passing on her condolences to Mr Hunter’s loved ones, she added: “There is some evidence that he was feeling down, and was suffering from some episodes of low mood.

“But certainly, there is no evidence before me that he intended to end his life at that time.”