A Sydney pharmacist is fighting for life more than a fortnight after accidentally drinking liquid meth, disguised as wine in bottles sent to his business.
A Sydney pharmacist and father-of-two is fighting for life after unintentionally drinking liquid meth, disguised as wine in bottles and sent to his inner west pharmacy more than two weeks ago.
Hans Morkos collapsed on the floor of the Annandale Pharmacy on Parramatta Rd on January 31 after drinking the toxic liquid, which was allegedly inside a parcel that had been sitting unclaimed at the business.
Mr Morkos was located by a 37-year-old female staffer who contacted NSW Ambulance paramedics, reporting that an employee had suffered a medical episode.
He was taken to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, where he remains in an induced coma in a critical condition.
“He is the nicest person and I don’t even know who could wish him any harm,” neighboring business owner Danni Fenwick told 7News.
No one has been charged in relation to the drugs Mr Morkos consumed, and an investigation is currently underway by officers attached to Leichhardt Police Area Command.
A crime scene warrant was executed at the pharmacy, where a number of items were seized for further examination.
Police have previously intercepted shipments of liquid methamphetamine, where the substance was hidden in various bottles including that of hot sauce.
Mr Morkos’ brother, Amir Banoub, has now been charged with intimidating the worker who found the 43-year-old unconscious.
The 37-year-old woman attended Glebe Police Station on Monday and alleged she had been threatened by Mr Banoub, 42, at her Campsie home earlier that evening, where she allegedly demanded money from her.
He was arrested the next day and taken to Campsie Police Station, where he was charged with stalking/intimidating and intending fear or physical harm.
Mr Banoub was granted conditional police bail and will appear in Bankstown Local Court on Tuesday, march 1.
NSW Police said they became away of Mr Morkos’ “medical episode” while investigating the charge against his brother.