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George Floyd’s Suspected Drug Dealer Pleads the Fifth, Girlfriend Admits Floyd Drug Abuse History

Another surprising turn in the trial of former officer Derek Chauvin in Minneapolis.

Morries Hall, who was with George Floyd on the day he was fatally detained by police, notified the court that he will not be testifying on the stand after invoked his Fifth Amendment right not to incriminate himself through his own public testimony.

Hall was sitting in the front passenger seat of a vehicle with Floyd when police approached the car in response to Floyd passing a fake $20 bill at Cup Foods in south Minneapolis.

Prosecutors and defense attorney Eric Nelson listed Hall as a witness in the trial of former police officer Chauvin.

In his opening statements Monday, Nelson told jurors that investigators found pill fragments made to look like Percocet in the car. They allegedly tested positive for a mixture of methamphetamine and fentanyl, which was also found in Floyd’s system.

Another key witness in the story is Courteney Ross, a former girlfriend of Floyd, who told the court about Morries Hall’s history of  dealing drugs, and also spoke of the couple’s addiction to opioid drugs.

This admission appears to have strengthened Derek Chauvin’s defense lawyers’ argument that Floyd’s sudden death was in fact killed due to a heart seizure resulting from a high level of controlled substances ingested by Floyd prior to his arrest by officers.

Ross also revealed that Floyd’s “pet name” for her was “Mama,” which added additional insight to the final moments of Floyd’s life when he cried out “mama,” although Ross still believes referred to his mother in that instance. Watch:

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