Georgia Cassidy, 19, died after hiding a bag of cocaine in her mouth
A popular teenage beautician died after hiding a bag of cocaine in her mouth when police stopped the car she was traveling in.
Georgia Cassidy, 19, was described in court as a “much loved daughter and member of the family”.
She was in a car with her boyfriend when they were stopped by a random police check in Kirkby, Merseyside, an inquest into her death was told yesterday.
During the hearing, Georgia was told that shortly before the February stop, police “concealed a bag of cocaine in her mouth”.
The police did not find anything suspicious during the inspection and the car was soon allowed to drive away.
However, Georgia suffered a serious seizure later that day in the car park of The Punchbowl pub in Sefton Village.
She was taken to Aintree Hospital where she died of cocaine toxicity three days later on 14 February.
Merseyside Police later confirmed that a man had been arrested on suspicion of supplying a controlled drug and released under investigation.
Georgia, from Kirkby, was a former pupil at All Saints Catholic School and later worked as a beautician at Define Hair and Beauty in Liverpool.
Her family allowed her organs to be donated to others, potentially saving more lives.
Heartbroken friends have paid tribute to “gorgeous” Georgia in the days following her death, describing her as a “beautiful and kind” young woman.
One wrote online: “Absolutely heartbreaking. I can’t believe it, I’m thinking of you all, such a beautiful girl.’
Georgia, from Kirkby, was a former pupil at All Saints Catholic School and later worked as a beautician at Define Hair and Beauty in Liverpool and was described as a “beloved daughter and member of the family”.
Coroner André Rebello told Georgina’s family that “there is no indication that she had any connection to drugs”, adding: “Her death was tragically an accident.”
He added: “Clearly the only people who benefit from these tragic events are […] drug dealers and people at the top of the chain.
“And they’re making an awful lot of money off the upset, destruction and chaos they’ve caused families like Georgia’s.”
The hearing was told Georgia had ‘concealed a bag of cocaine in her mouth’ shortly before being pulled over by police in February.
The coroner noted that Georgia was clearly a popular teenager and told her family: “The more you love someone and the more they love you, the greater the pain of loss when someone dies.
“And so it’s clear to me that she was a much-loved daughter and family member.”
The coroner confirmed police were still investigating the man, who was arrested and has not been named during proceedings.
He recorded a verdict of accidental death at Liverpool Coroner’s Court.