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Death of York teenager Poppy Rodgers was drug-related

Poppy Rodgers
Poppy Rodgers died after taking the drug methylamphetamine

The death of a 16-year-old girl in York was drug-related, an inquest has heard.

Poppy Rodgers died in April 2012 after collapsing at a house in the Tang Hall Lane area of the city.

Luke Carey, 25, of Waterings, Wigginton, York, had previously pleaded guilty to providing her with the Class A drug methylamphetamine.

In August, Carey was jailed for six years and five months at York Crown Court. Ms Rodgers died at York District Hospital.

The teenager, who lived in Long Marston near York, was staying with friends at the house when she became ill after taking the drug.

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