Man charged with drug-dealing after investigation into Mutiny Festival 2018 deaths in Portsmouth will appear in court next month

A MAN arrested as part of a police investigation after two young people died at Mutiny Festival has been charged with drug supply offences.

Tuesday, 24th December 2019, 9:18 am
Updated Thursday, 26th December 2019, 5:47 pm

Lee Harvey, 22, of Owslebury Grove, Leigh Park, faces three charges of being concerned in the supply of class A drugs and is due to appear at Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court next month.

The charges do not relate directly to Mutiny.

Four other people arrested in the wake of 20-year-old Tommy Cowan and 18-year-old Georgia Jones’ deaths have been told they face no further action.

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Mutiny Festival 2018 was cancelled on the Sunday after the deaths of Georgia Jones and Tommy Cowan. Picture: Malcolm Wells

Inquests previously heard the pair died after taking ‘Silver Audi’ MDMA pills on May 26, the first day of the 2018 festival, held in King George V Playing Fields.

Dad-of-one Tommy was praised as a ‘brilliant’ dad by his own father Damian Cowan. Care worker Georgia’s mother Janine Milburn launched a drugs campaign following her daughter’s death.

Hampshire police said two men, a 21-year-old from Waterlooville and a 22-year-old from Havant, have been released with no action. They had been arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of class A drugs.

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A 23-year-old woman from Waterlooville arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply a class A drug was also released with no further action.

Harvey is due in court on January 21.

A Cosham man arrested during the 18-month police investigation was admitted having cocaine and ketamine, class A and B drugs, two days after the festival and was sentenced. His case was not linked to the deaths.