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Teenager charged after boy who took drug hospitalised

A 17-year-old boy has been charged with a series of drugs offences after a teen was hospitalised after taking half of an un-identified tablet.

Police said a 14-year-old boy became unwell after consuming a drug known as Darth Vader.

The boy reportedly took just half a tablet in Holywood, Co Down, on Saturday.

The substance has not been identified.

He has subsequently been released from hospital and is at home recuperating.

A 17-year-old was arrested on Sunday for questioning about possession of a class A controlled drug, and possession with intent to supply.

He is due to appear at Newtownards Youth Court on Tuesday February 14.

As is normal procedure all charges will be reviewed by the PPS.

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