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Poppy Rodgers death: York man on drugs charge

House in Tang Hall Lane
The teenager had been staying with friends at Tang Hall Lane when she became ill

A man has been charged with supplying Class A drugs to a York teenager who died after consuming a paste thought to contain amphetamine.

Poppy Rodgers, 16, died in hospital in April after collapsing at a friend's house. An inquest heard she had taken a "yellow-white" paste.

Police said a 24-year-old man had been charged with supplying her with 4-methylamphetamine, a Class A drug.

He will appear at York Magistrates' Court on 31 October.

A police spokesman said the man had also been charged with another count of supplying a Class A drug, four counts of attempting to supply a Class A drug and possession with intent to supply a Class A drug.

Det Ch Insp Nigel Costello said: "The thoughts of North Yorkshire Police are with Poppy's family and friends who have shown great dignity in these difficult times."

An inquest into the teenager's death has been opened and adjourned.

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