Warning issued about illegal drugs after teen dies from overdose

Alberta Solicitor General Fred Lindsay is reminding parents and teenagers about the dangers of illegal drugs after another teen death from an ecstasy overdose.

EDMONTON — Alberta Solicitor General Fred Lindsay is reminding parents and teenagers about the dangers of illegal drugs after another teen death from an ecstasy overdose.

Two 14-year-old girls were taken to hospital from a youth event at West Edmonton Mall’s Galaxyland after taking ecstasy.

Angela Eyre says her daughter, Cassie, died after she was taken off life support.

The other girl who was still in hospital Sunday is expected to make a full recovery.

Lindsay said his thoughts are with the family and friends of the girls, and warned teens against taking illegal street drugs.

He also said Alberta’s youth need activities to keep them busy, so they don’t have time to experiment with drugs.

“Parents as well have to be educated so they know what signs to look for as well, so if their children do get involved they can pick up on the symptoms very quickly and get them the help they need,” said Lindsay.

Police arrested a 16-year-old boy on Saturday, but he lost consciousness during the takedown.

The youth was taken to hospital. No charges have been laid.

In March, two teenage girls died after taking ecstasy at a wedding celebration on the Paul First Nation west of Edmonton.

Trinity Dawn Bird, 15, and Leah Dominique House, 14, spent two days in critical condition in an Edmonton hospital before they were taken off life support within hours of each other.

Another girl was treated and released from hospital.

A 16-year-old boy from the Paul First Nation has been charged with trafficking and criminal negligence causing death.

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