Police probe possible drug link to Southsea sudden death

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The sudden death of a 28-year-old woman at a Hampshire flat could be linked to substance misuse, police have said.

Sasha Barber was found at an address in Clarendon Road, Southsea, on Saturday.

A powder found at the flat is now being analysed by police to establish what it is and whether it is connected to her death.

A 20-year-old man arrested in connection with Miss Barber's death has been released without charge. Her death is not being treated as suspicious.

A Hampshire police spokesman said: "We can confirm substance misuse is being investigated as part of inquiries to establish the woman's cause of death.

"A post-mortem examination and toxicology tests will take place in due course as police prepare a file for HM Coroner.

"Powder was seized from the address. This is being analysed to confirm its contents and identity."

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