Death in Rosemont drug lab result of natural causes: Coroner

Andrew John Meisner, 33, died early afternoon on January 31 inside a duplex in Rosemont

Andrew John Meisner

A man found dead inside a Rosemont home he’d been using as a clandestine lab died of heart failure, according a coroner’s report released today.

Andrew John Meisner, 33, died early afternoon on January 31 inside his Rosemont home, where he lived alone with two pit bulls. Friends found his body the next day and alerted police. The residence was cordoned off for days for the police investigation, which involved bringing in the RCMP’s clandestine lab team from Surrey.

In March, Nelson Police confirmed that steroids were being manufactured in the lab, as well as other substances found are still under analysis by Health Canada.

The coroner’s report makes no mention of drug use as a contributing factor in the death.

The report said Meisner died of natural causes, specifically Right Ventricle Dysfunction (heart failure) caused by Bilateral Pulmonary Thromboembolism (blood clots in both lungs). Other contributing factors listed included smoking and obesity.


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