Five people appeared in court today charged in connection with the drugs-related death of Joshua Reeson.
Josh, 15, was found on Hospital Fields Road in York on 27 September 2020 and died later that night.
An inquest heard that the teenager from New Earswick died from multiple organ failure after he took a ‘significant quantity’ of ecstasy.
Police made several arrests at the time. Today, five people appeared at York Magistrates’ Court in relation to the supply of drugs that led to Josh’s death.
Jay Baxter, 21, of Lime Tree Avenue, New Earswick; Alexander Payne, 19, of Overdale Road, Middlesbrough; Lilly-Ann Roe, 18, of Constantine Avenue, York; and Sian Roe, 36, of Constantine Avenue, York are all charged with
- conspiracy to supply MDMA
- conspiracy to supply cocaine
- conspiracy to supply tetrahydrocannabinol (the key psychoactive chemical found in cannabis)
- conspiracy to produce tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
Joseph Gilchrist, 20, Malmesbury Park Place, Bournemouth is charged under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act of failing to provide a pin code for an Apple iPhone when required to do so.
Payne is also charged that, on 16 November 20 at Kilburn Road, York, he had a quantity of methylamphetamine, also known as crystal meth, with intent to supply to another.
All five defendants were sent for trial at York Crown Court on 2 October, on unconditional bail.
Correction: Originally we put the wrong charge for Joseph Gilchrist. We have updated with the correct details. Apologies for the error