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Whoops! This Reporter Accidentally Got High While Standing Near a Pile of Burning Drugs

Talk about a contact high! While reporting on narcotics in Afghanistan, BBC reporter Quentin Sommerville got a bit more than he bargained for.

Sommerville had been standing near 8.5 tons worth of burning heroin, opium, and hashish, when he was hit with a bad case of the giggles. Hey, there are worse things in life, right?

The reporter tweeted the footage out on Monday as a “Christmas laugh,” but was apparently ordered by the BBC to remove it from the internet.

The video of Quentin corpsing, which has now been deleted, was posted in the spirit of a blooper,” said a BBC spokesman. “It was filmed four years ago. It hasn’t been seen before and was never broadcast.”

Fortunately for us, there’s no stopping YouTube. Check out the footage above.


Matt Fox

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Fox has history in broadcasting that spans two decades. From his early days as an FM host and club DJ in the mid-90′s to his later experiences in political talk radio, he has always had a knack for combining topical news with his love for popular culture. Those experiences culminated in his position as executive producer for several radio shows featured in the TALKERS Heavy 100. Originally from New York, Fox has made the great pilgrimage down to sunny south Florida.

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