Derby

Derbyshire teenager death linked to fake drugs

  • 21 January 2014
  • From the section Derby

A man found fatally ill at a house in Derbyshire may have taken fake ecstasy tablets, police have said.

He was found at an address on Chapel Street, in Leabrooks, near Alfreton, at about 23:20 GMT on Saturday.

Paramedics treated the teenager at the scene but he later died in hospital.

Derbyshire Police said he could have taken fake ecstasy tablets. Two teenagers have been arrested in connection with supplying drugs.

A 16-year-old boy and an 18-year-old woman have been released on bail pending further inquiries.

Police said initial tests on the tablets found showed that they did not contain any genuine ecstasy but further tests would be carried out.

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