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Teenager released without charge over death of Cork 16-year-old

Michael Cornacchia (16) died of a suspected drug overdose at his home in Deermount on Monday.

Michael Cornacchia was found dead in his home on Monday.
Michael Cornacchia was found dead in his home on Monday.
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A 16-YEAR-old boy has been released without charge after he was arrested in connection with the death of a Cork teenager.

Michael Cornacchia (16) died of a suspected drug overdose at his home in Deermount on Monday.

The teenager was well-known in his area for being a talented football player.

Gardaí said that a young male had been arrested yesterday afternoon under the Misuse of Drugs Act in relation to the death.

A spokesperson confirmed this morning that the 16-year-old had since been released without charge.

Following Michael’s death, the HSE yesterday issued a warning over a drug called U-47700 – also known as U-4 - a synthetic opiate substitute.

U-4 is said to be eight times stronger than heroin and has been linked to significant number of deaths in the United States.

The HSE advised that the drug could be sold in the form of cocaine.

A post-mortem was carried out on Michael’s body on Tuesday.

Read: Post mortem to be carried out on 16-year-old boy found dead in Cork home

Read: Warning issued over dangerous new drug in Cork following death of 16-year-old

 

16 year old arrested over misue of drug act – released without charge

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