13-Year-Old Boy Dies After Being Given Heroin
A 23-year-old man was arrested after allegedly providing a fatal dose of heroin to a 13-year-old boy in Woodland Hills, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. The boy, whose name hasn't been released, reportedly took the drugs of his own volition, but had a reaction that turned lethal. Officers were called in just past 9:00 a.m. on August 8, to the 5300 block of Manton Avenue. They found the victim unresponsive, and he was later declared dead.
Brett Cronin, the suspect believed to have provided the drugs, is the older brother of another 13-year-old boy who lives at the residence. It's not clear why he was giving drugs to the teens.