While in Vancouver before his death, Cory put himself in an environment, where a source alleges ‘it’s a free for all with [drug] users openly shooting up in the streets.’ Was it too much for former substance abuser and ‘Glee’ actor to handle?
Cory Monteith has always been vocal about his past struggles with substance abuse, so it seems strange that the 31-year-old Glee actor would visit and lodge in an area of Vancouver that has “an open air drug market,” in the final days before his death on July 13.
Cory Monteith Hotel Where He Was Found Dead Was Drug-Friendly Environment
A source, who’s familiar with the area, told HollywoodLife.com exclusively:
“Cory’s last known meeting took place at East of Main Cafe (223 E Georgia St., Vancouver) — this is four blocks from Hastings and Main, which is often described as ‘the epicenter of Vancouver’s drug trade.’ The hotel Cory was found in is 10 blocks from Hastings and Main. As a former Vancouver resident, I can tell you this area is terrifying — even during the day! There is an open air drug market and everything from heroin, crack cocaine and crystal meth is on offer. The police control the perimeter of this area, but once you enter, it’s a free for all with users openly shooting up in the streets. Every time I’ve been in that area — even in the daylight — I have seen junkies with needles in their arms and have been offered coke, crystal meth and speedballs (heroin and cocaine mixed). It’s a scary place, but for anyone using or fighting addictions, it’s especially dangerous since it’s nearly impossible to walk through there without being offered drugs.”
Of course, we’re not insinuating that Cory’s death was caused by an overdose nor substance abuse of any kind (Cory’s autopsy results have not been released yet), but it doesn’t sound like an environment that Cory should have been visiting, considering his history.
Cory Monteith: Canada Was Bad For Him
In March, Cory left the set of Glee a few weeks early so that he could enter rehab for substance abuse issues. Cory left the facility a month later and returned to the loving arms of his biggest supporter, his Glee co-star and offscreen girlfriend Lea Michele.
Unfortunately, Cory’s drive to stay clean allegedly dissipated whenever he returned to Canada. That’s where he allegedly became a drug addict with a serious drinking problem, TMZ reports.
Corey visited Vancouver many times, and hung out with many of the friends who allegedly helped fuel his addiction — alcohol and drugs were always involved, TMZ claims.
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