A 15-YEAR-OLD boy from St Helens has been arrested on suspicion of a drug supply offence after a girl was hospitalised.

A 14-year-old girl was taken to hospital after taking what is suspected to have been MDMA, or ecstasy, in St Helens on Tuesday.

After treatment she was sent home.

Following enquiries, a 15-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of possession of class A drugs with intent to supply.

He has been released under investigation.

Detective inspector Jason Pye said: "This investigation is ongoing but I would like to warn people about possessing and supplying any controlled drugs, no matter how small the quantity, as you are not only putting the health of other people at serious, you risk getting a criminal record which could impact on your prospects of gaining employment in future.

"We will act on any information given and proactively target those we suspect of dealing drugs."

Anyone with information should contact police on 101, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

For further information about drug use and abuse call FRANK on 0300 123 600.