By Jake Ryan For The Mail On Sunday
Published: 01:28 BST, 1 September 2019 | Updated: 01:28 BST, 1 September 2019
Katya Tsukanova, 17, allegely died from taking the Calvin Klein cocktail mix of cocaine and ketamine
Student drug-dealers are making thousands of pounds a week cashing in on a campus craze for a lethal cocktail of cocaine and ketamine known as ‘Calvin Klein’, The Mail on Sunday can reveal.
Our reporters discovered dealers earning £4,000 a week selling students the powerful sedative ketamine illegally obtained from the internet. Combining the drug with cocaine ‘wreaks havoc on the brain’s chemical system and can greatly impair overall brain functioning’, according to a website dedicated to the treatment of ketamine abuse.
The deadly combination was suspected of causing the death of 17-year-old violin prodigy Katya Tsukanova at her home in Kensington, West London in June this year.
Oxford University classics student Max Mian, 19, and 18-year-old public schoolgirl Ellie Rowe, from Glastonbury, Somerset, also died after taking ketamine.
This newspaper discovered networks of dealers operating across the country each earning thousands of pounds a week by selling the cocktails to students.
One, 25-year-old ‘Mitch’, a recent graduate of the University of Birmingham, boasted that he sold about £4,000 of ketamine each weekend and said the popularity of the ‘Calvin Klein’ cocktail had seen sales rocket.
‘On average, I’m selling 100 bags across the weekend for £40 a go,’ he said. ‘More and more people want ket. There’s a