Father’s drugs charge after girl’s death
A father has been charged with manslaughter and conspiracy to supply ecstasy after his 17-year-old daughter died.
Jason Wilkes, 44, was arrested and charged after Chloe Wilkes’ death on Sunday, July 27.
She took MDMA - the active ingredient in ecstasy tablets - at their Tunbridge Way home in Singleton.
Mr Wilkes has been remanded by Folkestone magistrates to appear at Canterbury Crown Court on Monday, August 18.
Last week we reported that an inquest had opened into the popular teen’s death.
It heard she felt unwell and collapsed before being rushed to the William Harvey Hospital where she died later that day.
Friends of the former North School pupil set up a group on Facebook where they shared memories and expressed shock and sadness at her death.
The inquest will be resumed at a later date when more evidence will be heard and a conclusion will be reached as to the cause of death.