Is this guy's story doesn't scare people away from snorting cocaine I don't know what will.
James Brown of London once lived an ideal life. He made a fortune from selling property and was able to retire at the young age of 36. He then moved to Portugal where he was introduced to cocaine. He snorted so much of the drug for nine years it ate away the cartilage of his septum in his nostrils and destroyed his face. He also developed heart problems and became very paranoid.
His paranoia led him to start buying guns, lots of them to protect himself.
When police pulled the now 45-year old Brown's $190,000 Bentley over in December 2011 near Cross Hands, Camarthenshire in Wales they found $285,000 worth of cocaine hidden in the air vents and folding roof.
A subsequent search of Hurst House Hotel in Laugharne, Carmarthenshire, where the millionaire was staying yielded a haul of illegal weapons.
According to the Daily Mail, "police found a 9mm semi-automatic Walther PP1 pistol - similar to the gun used by James Bond , a Russian 9mm Tula Tokarev. a rifle and ammunition."
Brown later admitted to owning the drugs and guns.
“Brown manfully admitted the guns were his," Judge Huw Davies said, when Brown appeared in court. "Clearly, illegal possession of a firearm is a serious offence and one which carries a minimum term. The circulation of hand guns in society is a matter of serious public concern."
Brown was sentenced to five years in prison.