Teenager dies 'after taking legal high'

Marco Green
July 18, 2017

A 20-YEAR-OLD man from Newton Abbot appeared in court today on charges linked to the death of a 15-year-old girl who collapsed in the town's Bakers Park and later died in hospital.

The teenager passed out after taking an unknown "psychoactive substance" in Bakers Park, Newton Abbot.

Police now believe that both girls had taken a new psychoactive substance, more commonly referred to as "legal highs", and had suffered adverse reaction.

One pal said: "RIP Leah...you've been taken way too early".

"Police were informed by ambulance in the early hours of Saturday morning that they had taken a girl to Torbay District Hospital where she later died". You've been taken way to early I love you so so much attractive fly high'.

Officers arrested Jacob Khanlarian on Sunday, ahead of his appearance at Plymouth magistrates.

"Units attended both the hospital and the park which was where the teenager in question was located".

In light of Leah's death, Detective Superintendent Ken Lamont had a warning for the local community.

Det Supt Ken Lamont said: "With NPS (New Psychoactive Substances) no-one knows what's in them and that's why they are so unsafe". That is why this is a criminal investigation.

'There are many different brands of NPS out there, but the one thing we have seen time and time again is no matter the brand, be it Spice or N-Bomb, these substances can kill and we have another tragic case on our hands'.

"These drugs are highly unsafe, you don't know what the reaction is going to be from person to person".

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