Drug Dealer Shares Chilling Details of Night Leading Up to Demi Lovato’s OD
You’d think the dealer who provided the drugs that caused Demi Lovato‘s overdose at the end of July would be hiding in the shadows, but that’s clearly not the case with Brandon Johnson. The man actually did an interview with TMZ and revealed chilling details about the night that led up to the OD that almost killed her.
According to BJ, Demi texted him at around 4 a.m. after a night of partying and asked him to come over because she “wanted to kick it.” He says he warned her that the pills that he provided, which likely ended up being Oxycodone laced with an opiate called fentanyl — the same drug that killed Prince, Tom Petty and Lil Peep, were “aftermarket pills” and she understood the risk.
“100% she knew what she was taking,” he explains. “I disclosed to her that these are not pharmaceutical; these are aftermarket pills. They’re much stronger. She understood fully. It was unfortunate what happened.”
Jamie Alan, an assistant professor of pharmacology and toxicology at Michigan State University, tells Yahoo Lifestyle that “aftermarket pills” are basically drugs that never started with “any ‘on the market’ pharmaceuticals and didn’t go through any sort of FDA regulation.”
Basically, they could’ve been made anywhere by anyone with anything.
The dealer continues, “For people to think that there was any misconception on my behalf is absolutely ridiculous. I’m not here to hurt anybody. I care for her very much. She means a lot to me.”
Brandon says he didn’t nothing anything “out of the ordinary” about the “Sorry Not Sorry” singer when he arrived at her house, or after she fell asleep.
“When I was with her she was fine for the whole time. When I showed up she was a little drunk. Besides that, nothing out of the ordinary. It happens all the time. We hang out, we do whatever we need to do and she ends up passing out. It was already 7, 8 o’clock at that time. She passed out and I leave as I normally do. [She was] sleeping. I put her under the covers, tucked her in.”
The man calls this incident a “wakeup call” for both Demi and himself because while the drugs are “fun…they can be harmful.”