Northumbria Police arrested a 20-year-old after a teenager was found dead in a street.
Liam Oliver aged just 19 was found dead outside a house in Plenmellar Place, Sunniside, Gateshead in the early hours of Saturday.
He was pronounced dead at the scene and his death is being treated as unexplained. A report has been prepared for the coroner, police said.
A 20-year-old man arrested on suspicion of possessing a controlled drug with intent to supply has been bailed.
Extra officers will remain in the area to provide reassurance to local residents and anyone who has seen anything or knows any information is asked to contact the police on 101 quoting reference number 298 14/08/16