New Brunswick

Gavin Adams's death leads to charges 1 year later

A 26 year-old man has been charged in relation to the death of Gavin Adams, who was found dead in the north end of Saint John almost a year ago.

At the time body was found, police said foul play was not suspected

The body of Gavin Adams, 17, was discovered in a parking lot at the corner of Chesley Drive and Hilyard Street in Saint John. (CBC)

A 26-year-old man has been charged in relation to the death of Gavin Adams, who was found dead in the north end of Saint John almost a year ago.

Adams was 17 when he went missing. After a two-day search, his body was found in a parking lot at the corner of Chesley Drive and Hilyard Street, not far from his last known location.

Saint John police said the accused will appear in court Tuesday on charges related to Adams's death and drugs. 

Three days after Adam's body was discovered, Saint John police issued a public advisory about the use of dangerous hallucinogenic drugs like 25i. It is often found on small square pieces of paper and can be mistaken for LSD.

The warning said the drug has been declared illegal in the U.S., where it has been associated with many deaths. Police did not say how the drug is connected to Adams's death. 

The family and friends of Adams also issued a public release Monday thanking the Saint John police for helping to illuminate the circumstances surrounding his death.

In an email, spokesman Geoff Britt said: “We encourage everyone to help protect our children and act quickly against new and harmful threats that have become apparent in our communities.”

 At the time Adams’s body was found, police said foul play was not suspected.

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