Jeff Rice, ex-producer for “The Amazing Race” was found dead on February 18th on the balcony of his hotel room in Uganda, with his personal assistant unconscious by his side. A bleeding nose and mouth, coupled with a small bag of white powder found in the room were a dead giveaway that Rice’s death was drug related. Police initially ruled the death a drug overdose, but forensic reports have determined that the producer’s death was caused by bad cocaine, rather than by a lethally quantity. The cocaine was reported to have been a mixture of cocaine, Tylenol, and “other” ingredients. Its clear that even a small dose of this deadly concoction was extremely dangerous.
A 23 year-old driver for hire, Moses Kalanzi, was arrested for selling the drugs to Rice. It is clear that the Rice and Kalanzi communicated constantly via cell phone about purchasing drugs. Police are hoping that Kalanzi will shed some light on where the drugs are coming from and how they get in the country.
Rice’s personal assistant, K. Fuller (we are avoiding using Fuller’s full first name to help protect this young woman’s privacy during this difficult time), was immediately taken to the hospital and reportedly regained consciousness last week, but remains paralyzed on the right side (allegedly). An independent private investigator, who was friends with Rice, stated that the toxicology report showed “major” amounts of cocaine in Rice’s blood, and that the coke was cut with lethal additives, which ultimately killed him.
Private investigator Nathanson claims that there was no foul play involved in Rice’s death. Rice left a wife and two children behind. Fuller is likely to face drug charges if she is found to have voluntarily snorted the cocaine.
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