Beer being poured – Source: Breakfast
The 53-year-old victim had been drinking with acquaintances when he suddenly collapsed. He was placed in an induced coma upon his arrival at Christchurch Hospital.
Health experts suspect the substance has only recently arrived in New Zealand, and say it is similar to a government-approved substance found in nine herbal highs sold in R18 shops.
The 43-year-old will appear in the Christchurch District Court on Wednesday.
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