Man charged over Poppy’s death

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A man has been charged with supplying drugs to teenager Poppy Rodgers, who died after taking a substance believed to contain amphetamine in April this year.

Police said detectives investigating the death of 16-year-old Poppy in York in the early hours of the Friday, April 20, have charged a 24-year-old local man with supplying her with a Class A controlled drug.

Former King James’ School student Poppy died after taking the drug at a house party in York.

Police have charged the man with supplying her with a class A drug – 4-methylamphetamine.

He has also been charged with another count of supplying a class A drug, four counts of attempting to supply a class A drug and possession with intent to supply a class A drug.

He is due to appear at York Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, October 31 2012.