A teenager has been charged with supplying class A drugs following the death of 13-year-old Carson Price in south Wales.
Carson was found unconscious in Ystrad Mynach Park, around a mile from his home in Hengoed, Caerphilly, on April 12 2019.
He was rushed to University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff, but he was pronounced dead when upon arrival after consuming an ‘excessive’ amount of ecstasy.
Gwent Police said on Wednesday that a boy, 15, has been charged with the supply of MDMA and would appear at Cwmbran Youth Court on July 28.
The boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was first arrested on April 18 2019, in connection with the death of Carson.
Police said a man, 22, from Caerphilly who was arrested on suspicion of the supply of class A drugs remains released under investigation.
In May this year, an inquest into Carson’s death found he died from a ‘violent reaction’ to the amount of MDMA he had consumed.
Following Carson’s death, a vigil was held in his honour at the park where he was found unconscious, which was attended by his parents, brother and friends.
His family said in a statement at the time: ‘On Friday 12th April, our lives changed forever when our little boy was taken away from us.
‘Carson was bright and caring, kind and loving. He was a cheeky little boy. He was the best big brother to Coby and was loved by so many.’
Last year, Gwent Police Superintendent Nick McLain issued an appeal on YouTube asking for help piecing together Carson’s final movements before he fell unconscious.
He said in the video: ‘Our inquiries to date have indicated that drugs were supplied prior to him visiting the park and as a result, our investigation is broader than Ystrad Mynach and our inquiries are extended throughout the Caerphilly borough area.’