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By Richard Spillett, Crime Correspondent For Mailonline

Published: 04:09 EDT, 17 July 2017 | Updated: 04:19 EDT, 17 July 2017

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Leah Kerry was named locally as the 15-year-old who died after taking a now-banned so-called 'legal high' in a park in Devon
Leah Kerry was named locally as the 15-year-old who died after taking a now-banned so-called 'legal high' in a park in Devon

Leah Kerry was named locally as the 15-year-old who died after taking a now-banned so-called 'legal high' in a park in Devon

A man has been charged with intent to supply drugs following the death of a 15-year-old in Devon this weekend.

Leah Kerry, from Newton Abbot in Devon, is said to have fallen unconscious after taking a now-banned substance, formerly a so-called 'legal high'.

Jacob Khanlarian, 20, has been charged with possession with intent to supply a controlled class A drug, MDMA. He will appear before Plymouth Magistrates this morning. 

A police spokesman said: 'Police in Devon are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of a 15-year-old girl in Newton Abbot on Saturday 15 July.

'Police were informed by ambulance in the early hours of Saturday morning that they had taken a 15-year-old girl to Torbay District Hospital, who was unconscious after taking an unknown substance.

'Police attended both the hospital and Bakers Park in Newton Abbot which was where the teenager in question was located. 

'Sadly, the girl later died at hospital. Her next of kin were informed and police are continuing supporting the family who reside out of Devon and Cornwall.

'Two other girls who were believed to have taken the same substance were taken to hospital as a precaution. Both have since been released.' 

Police in Newton Abbot, Devon, where a 15-year-old girl died at after taking legal highs
Police in Newton Abbot, Devon, where a 15-year-old girl died at after taking legal highs

Police in Newton Abbot, Devon, where a 15-year-old girl died at after taking legal highs

 

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