A 14-YEAR-OLD boy has been arrested on suspicion of supplying class A drugs over the death of a 13-year-old.
Teen Carson Price was found unconscious in a park in Ystrad Mynach in South Wales, on Friday night, but sadly passed away in hospital.
Today, investigating police confirmed a teen had been arrested on suspicion of giving the schoolboy the drugs.
Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Chief Inspector Alun Davies said: “Since the tragic events of Friday evening, our investigation team have been conducting many lines of enquiry to establish the circumstances surrounding the death of 13-year-old Carson Price.
“As a result, this morning, Thursday 18th April, specialist Gwent Police officers executed a warrant under the Misuse of Drugs Act, at an address in Pontllanfraith, Blackwood.
“A 14 year old boy from the area has now been arrested on suspicion of supplying Class A controlled Drugs.”
The teen remains in police custody.
Det Chief Insp Davies added: “I would like to take the opportunity to thank the community who have assisted the investigation. I would encourage anyone with any further information that may assist with our enquiries to make contact with Gwent Police and we will keep you updated with any further developments.”
Carson’s family released a statement in tribute to the teen after the tragedy.
They said: “Carson was bright and caring, kind and loving, he was a cheeky little boy.
“He was the best big brother and was loved and will be missed by so many.”
Caerphilly Superintendent, Nick McLain added: “I’d like to thank all members of the community for their continued support during this tragic time. The information received from the public has been a vital part of the investigation. I would like to emphasise no one has been charged with any offences and the investigation is still continuing.
“I’d like to ask the community to support our ongoing work and refrain from posting any comments on social media that may jeopardise the investigation.”