Sunday, 6 April 2014
"Another Sad Waste Of Life Over Drugs"
Chief Inspector Alison Fossey
Police investigating the death of a 17-year-old boy in Jersey have issued a drugs warning.
Both police and health agencies are warning drug users to be careful following the potential link to the death of Jared Harrison whose body was found in a St Helier house this morning.
Police say earlier indications suggest he could have been taking a white powder purporting to be MDMA, a class A drug.
It is believed this was brought into the island in recent days.
His death is currently under investigation; however police would like to warn anyone who has purchased this powder not to take it.
Two teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of importation of a controlled substance.
Detective Chief Inspector Alison Fossey said: “Whilst this is an active investigation and we are limited in what we can say while that continues, we need to warn people of the dangers of taking any drug, in particular this one.
“If you have purchased this drug please do not take it, and please call us with any information relating to its origin either through the CID number of 612200 or via Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
Officers were called to a house in St Helier at 6am today (Saturday) by ambulance crews requiring assistance.
Three young men were taken to hospital from the scene and two have since been discharged.
Youth workers from Jersey Youth Service have been out and about in town at the Skate Park, Town Park, King Street and St Brelade to talk to and support any young people affected by Jared's death.