DRUGS IN ROOM WHERE JOHNNY TAPIA DIED!

June 1st, 2012 By Pedro Fernandez

Johnny Tapia circa 1989

POLICE REPORTS ADDS SOME CLUES TO DEATH OF JOHNNY TAPIA

San Francisco, CA- I guess it is not going to shock anybody, but there drugs found in the room where Teresa Tapia found her husband Johnny Tapia, a three weight division world boxing champion deceased on Sunday. Reports out of Albuquerque, NM, the hometown of the 45-year old Tapia, reportedly coming from the Albuquerque Police indicate that they found one Hydrocodone tablet on the floor near Tapia. Although it is not the “Hillbilly Heroin” that Oxycodone is, narcotic experts that I spoke with in the last few hours say Hydrocodone is probably the most addictive prescription drug in the United States.

TAPIA WAS TAKING PRESCRIPTION DRUGS

According to Mrs. Tapia, Johnny had been taking prescription drugs, but she had them in a safe that Johnny could not access. Hydrocodone, also known as Vicodin is an opiate that combines Codeine and Thebaine. My mother was hooked on Vicodin the last few years of her life. I fell on the “outs” with her when she discovered I was giving her placebos, Vitamin C tablets that mirror the Vicodin tablet in looks. This is the same drug that right wing talk show host/nut case Rush Limbaugh was taking, sometimes as many as 40-50 a day, which resulted in his permanent loss of hearing, thus the reason why he has that hearing apparatus implanted in his head behind his left ear.

MRS. TAPIA WAS AT THE MOVIES WHEN JOHNNY PASSED!


Teresa Tapia, one of the bravest women I have ever met, returned home from a movie on Sunday circa 7:30 PM Albuquerque time and found the bedroom door locked. After gaining access, she found a lifeless Tapia wearing shorts and socks. Having been left with an 18-year old, Tapia was reportedly moaning from what the teenager Tapia said were stomach pains. Suggesting that he go to the hospital, Tapia dismissed the nephew’s request, stating he would take some medication at home

JOHNNY WAS ALWAYS IN “PAIN” EXCEPT WHEN BOXING

The only thing that temporarily took Tapia out of the emotional trauma that had beset since his mother was murdered, this when Tapia was eight years old, after being stabbed some 25+ times with a screwdriver. Boxing was his only therapy; in the ring is the only place where Tapia was able to find relief from the pain that haunted him for some 35 years. There will be a service for the public on Sunday at the University of New Mexico sports arena.

Pedro Fernandez

COMMENTS

  1. Johnny Tapia was one of the most exciting fighters that I ever refereed.
    He was a gentleman always and will be missed by all the boxing fans from around the world.
    His wonderful wife Teressa is an Angel who was always by his side.
    May his soul rest in peace

    Joe Cortez

    Joe Cortez on June 1st, 2012 at 10:43 PM
  2. I consider johnny a good friend even though we only got together a few times a true warrior in every since he will be missed.

    Greg Haugen on June 2nd, 2012 at 2:55 AM
  3. Kind words from two of the sport’s finest!

    Rick on June 4th, 2012 at 7:13 AM
  4. The only actor that can play Johnny Tapia in a ring if a movie were to be made I think is- Robert La Sardo – -Memmo Fierro of “Mala Noche ” From CSI : Miami.

    RichEspo on June 6th, 2012 at 12:26 PM
  5. Johnny Depp! The Tapia story will be a weird one……like Depp..

    Pedro Fernandez on June 6th, 2012 at 2:34 PM
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