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13 year old found dead: Mum begs police to find drug dealers who gave ecstasy to her son 4
Trevor Sherwood
Trevor Sherwood writes crime and policing news and graduated Teesside Uni with a degree in Crime & Investigation.

A mum has begged the police to find the drug dealer who gave ecstasy to her 13-year-old son after he was found dead in a park.

Carson Price aged 13 was playing in a park on Friday night when he suddenly collapsed and turned blue in the face after swallowing the tablet.

He was found by dog walkers who attempted CPR on him and police officers ran on foot from the nearby police station located 300 yards away.

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Carson was rushed to hospital but was pronounced dead, His mum claims that Carson was given drugs.

Tatum Price his mum appealed with police on Facebook saying  “Please find out who sold these drugs to my son – my life is ruined.”
A friend of Carson’s told journalists as he laid followers at the scene that they had all been playing together as they’d broke up for the school holidays and that he knew Carson has some tablets with him.

“I knew Carson had some tablets when we were with him in the park. We left to go to the shop and one of his friends came running up saying he was having a seizure. By the time we got back the ambulance was there but he was dead.”

Police are currently treating the death as “unexplained” and have not confirmed if drugs are involved in this tragic death.

Detective Chief Inspector Sam Payne, who is leading on the investigation said: “At this time enquiries are ongoing and the investigation into this young boy’s death are still in the early stages.

“Specialists are working to determine the exact cause of death and our thoughts are with his family and friends at this time.

“I’d like to appeal to anyone who can assist with our investigation.”

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