York Man Discharged Following Drug Death

23 April 2012, 09:23

A 21 year old man, who was rushed to hospital in a drugs incident that claimed the life of a teenage girl has been discharged.

He was allowed to leave York District Hospital after making a good recovery, police said.

The man is thought to have taken a “yellow-white” paste thought to contain amphetamine.

The same substance is thought to have claimed the life of 16 year old Poppy Rodgers. The teenager died in the early hours of Friday morning after taking the drug.

Her death in York prompted police to issue an urgent health warning for people in the area not to risk taking any substance with a similar description.

Friends used the internet to pay tribute to popular Poppy who was studying at York College.

Ally Law wrote: “My deepest sympathies to the family & friends of Poppy Rodgers xxx.”

Meghan Onderdonk wrote: “Wouldn't be the person I am today if you weren't such a big part of my life. RIPpoppy i love you.”

College spokeswoman Jill Sissons told the city's The Press newspaper: “We are saddened to hear of the death of Poppy Rodgers. The college was working with Poppy to engage her in education and our thoughts go out to her friends and family.”

Meanwhile, two people arrested in connection with the death have been released on bail. A 23-year-old man and a 26-year-old woman, both from York, who were arrested in connection with the investigation, have been bailed.

Paramedics were called to a property in Tang Hall Lane, York at around 11.30pm on Thursday night and rushed Poppy to York District Hospital in an ambulance. She died despite attempts to resuscitate her.

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