A 13-year-old boy died after suffering a violent reaction to an excessive amount of illegal drugs, a coroner has concluded.
Carson Price, of Hengoed, was found “in and out of consciousness, pale and shaking” in Ystrad Mynach Park, Caerphilly, on 12 April last year.
The teenager, from Hengoed, was taken to hospital but his condition deteriorated rapidly and he died.
An inquest into his death concluded the death was drug related.
Carson had taken a high-strength pill called Donkey Kong – his family has been told the ecstasy was sold to him through Snapchat and cost just a few pounds.
In a record of Carson’s inquest, the assistant coroner for the Gwent area, Sarah Le Fevre, said: “Carson reacted violently to the drug and, despite the efforts of medical staff, died from the effects later that same day at the University Hospital Wales”.
“Carson was a lovely, brainy, intelligent boy with so much of a future,” his mother Tatum Price said.
“And it just got taken away within an hour.”
One person was arrested but police said it was “not directly concerning the death of Carson”.
Hundreds of people gathered to release balloons at a vigil in his memory held in the park a week after his death.