Police in New Westminster, B.C., recommend charges in teen's fatal drug overdose

By The Canadian Press
July 12, 2017 - 12:00pm Updated: July 12, 2017 - 6:49pm

NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C. — Police say they’re recommending criminal charges in connection with the overdose death of a teenager in New Westminster, B.C.

Police in the suburban Vancouver city say they’ve arrested a suspect believed to be responsible for selling a drug that killed a 16-year-old girl and led to another teen being hospitalized in May.

School officials said at the time of the death that both teens were involved in a small program for vulnerable students.

Police issued a warning about the lethal drug following the death and later identified the substance as MDMA.

Officers have submitted a report to Crown counsel recommending the suspect be charged with two counts of trafficking in a controlled substance.

The charges have not been laid and the suspect, who isn’t named, has been released on an undertaking to the court.

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