Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 24 July 2014

Missing mephedrone boy's body found

Daniel Mohan went missing after taking mephedrone

A body believed to be that of a teenager who went missing after taking mephedrone has been pulled from a lake in Co Fermanagh.

Daniel Mohan, 16, from Enniskillen, had not been seen since failing to turn up at a friend's house almost a week ago.

His distraught mother, Tracy McMulkin, said his demeanour had darkened recently after he started taking mephedrone.

The drug was banned earlier this month after being blamed for a number of young people's deaths.

Police said a body was recovered from Lough Erne in Enniskillen at around 3.15pm.

The discovery followed an intensive search of the waters around the town.

Before the find, Ms McMulkin said her son, who had been diagnosed with attention deficit disorder, had changed since taking the drug.

"I knew something had happened to him because it wasn't Danny - he was changing, his personality was changing, he was becoming grumpy and you couldn`t talk to him."

"I would just plead with any child - please do not take drugs, please," she told the BBC.

"You're destroying yourself and you're destroying your home."

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