Drug Dealer Says
She Knew Taking ‘After Market’ Pills Were Risky
8/27/2018 1:00 AM PDT
The man who supplied Demi Lovato with drugs the night she OD’d said she knew exactly the chance she was taking … that she was ingesting “after market pills,” which made things risky.
Brandon Johnson told our photog Demi texted him at 4 AM, the morning she OD’d, and asked him to come over. He says he read between the lines and brought pills, which they freebased together.
He strongly insinuates the 2 of them did drugs together many times before and even had a sexual relationship. Our Demi sources strongly deny there was any sexual relationship.
As for the pills, Johnson says Demi knew they were not pharmaceuticals, but much stronger … though he denies knowing they were laced with anything. TMZ broke the story … Johnson notoriously got pills from Mexico, many of which were allegedly laced with fentanyl.
Johnson says he left at around 7 or 8 AM and Demi was sleeping with no sign of distress. An assistant found Demi in deep distress at around 11:30 AM on July 24 and called 911. She almost died and had to be revived by Narcan.
We broke the story … Demi’s OD was likely triggered by Oxycodone laced with fentanyl from the batch supplied by Johnson.
Demi’s now out of the hospital and has entered an out-of-state rehab facility.
Various friends of Demi have told TMZ they knew Johnson was hanging out with her a lot and also knew he was “bad news,” and will do everything in their power to keep him away from her.
Johnson was arrested back in March — one month before he allegedly connected with the singer — with a stash of guns, drugs and cash. When cops picked him up he allegedly had narcotics, a fully loaded semi-automatic handgun and $10k in his pocket … and they discovered more guns, drugs and ammo at his home.
He was also arrested in June and charged with DUI and possession of cocaine.