British Teenager Dies in Suspected Drug-Related Incident

The event took place Saturday morning on the Southeast coast of England.
May 29, 2017, 3:58pm
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A 15-year-old died this weekend in a suspected drug-related incident after attending a youth dance party in the UK, reports the BBC. He passed away at North Devon District Hospital early on Saturday morning, May 27, after allegedly taking a recreational drug at a venue in the resort town of Ilfracombe, on the Southeast coast of England.

The teenager took what he thought was MDMA, according to a police report about the incident. Two other young adults were hospitalized that same night two hours ago in Plymouth after taking what they believed was MDMA at a house party. As of Saturday, both remained in the hospital, with one in serious condition.

"At this time, police can't be sure if these incidents are linked, or if there is particular tainted batch of recreational drugs in circulation," the police report said.

Local authorities are currently investigating the death of the teenager in North Devon.

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