Man due in court after Newton Abbot drugs death

By Paul James in Crime

A 20-YEAR-OLD man from Newton Abbot was due to appear 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.

Jacob Khanlarian, 20, was expected to appear before Plymouth magistrates this morning charged with two counts of possession with intent to supply Ecstasy and cannabis.

The tragic teenager, named locally as Leah Kerry from Torquay, fell unconscious after taking an unknown substance at the local beauty spot over the weekend.

Paramedics were called to the scene in the early hours of Saturday, taking her to Torbay Hospital where she later died.

Two girls thought to have taken similar substances were taken to hospital as a precaution. Both were later discharged.