‘Monkey Dust drug ruined my son’s life’

The mother of a Monkey Dust addict has revealed how the drug drastically affected her son.

Kevin Eagles, 34, from Newcastle-under-Lyme, was arrested last year after he climbed up on a roof and threw tiles at police officers while high on the synthetic Class B drug, also known as MDPV.

In November he pleaded guilty to criminal damage and affray at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court, where he was sentenced to 20 months in prison.


His mother Jane opened up his flat to BBC reporter Jeremy Cooke to show the devastation the drug had caused in her son’s life.

Chairs, buckets and clothes lay strewn across the floor, while large sections of ceiling had fallen in, leaving gaping holes above.

Cooke asked how the damage had been done, to which Jane responded: “I’ve not got a clue. He’s just lost his head somewhere, hasn’t he?”

“You know, I’ve invited you here to see what a destruction it can do. ‘Cos it’s so dangerous.”


Jane also pointed out a small sachet of Monkey Dust which could have cost her son just £2.

When asked what the drug had done to Kevin’s life, she replied: “I’d say it’s ruined it.”

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