Teen Arrested in Connection with Christopher Harris Case

William B. Nelson, 18, turned himself in on a warrant for his arrest on drug charges in connection with the accidental death of Harris on Jan. 8, 2011.

A Greenwich teen was arrested via warrant Tuesday in connection with the accidental death of Riverside teen Christopher Harris, who was found unresponsive at his Florence Road home on January 8.

William B. Nelson, 18, of Greenwich was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and conspiracy to possess narcotics. He reportedly turned himself in after being advised of the warrant for his arrest.

Police said the investigation is ongoing and that they expect to make more arrests in connection with the incident.

Harris was . He was transported to Stamford Hospital, where he later died. Police said “intoxicants” likely played a role in his death. In addition Harris’ father, Christopher Harris Sr., reportedly told police that his son had come down with mononucleosis shortly before he died.

"Preliminary investigation reveals that although Mr. Harris had some underlying medical issues it is likely that intoxicants were a contributing factor in his death," police said in a news release issued on Jan. 10.

Nelson posted bond and is due in court Aug. 31. Police said they expect to make two more arrests in connection with the case, but did not say whether the actions of others involved had anything to do with Harris' death.


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