Police have issued a warning about the very strong and dangerous Donald Trump shaped ecstasy pills.
A man in his 30s from Luton has been arrested on suspicion of supplying the orange tablets, which were made to resemble the head of the US President, Bedfordshire police have said.
Detective Sergeant Ryan Barnes said, “Criminals are constantly finding new ways to sell their drugs and make them more attractive.
Bedfordshire Police have issued a warning about Donald Trump shaped ecstasy pills which are very strong and contain high levels of MDMA
Luton man in his 30s was arrested on suspicion of providing the pills to users
“We have seen MDMA tablets created to look like a number of culturally popular items before and a recent example of this is the ‘Donald Trumps’.
“’Donald Trump’ are dangerous pills that contain extremely high levels of MDMA and could cause serious harm to anyone who takes them.
“If you come across these drugs or any type of drug, don’t take them for your own safety because you can never be sure what these pills are in. “
In 2018, 92 people died from ecstasy-related causes in England and Wales, according to Statistica.
This was the highest number of ecstasy / MDMA-related deaths recorded in 25 years and the amount has remained high.
MDMA is classified as a Class A drug in the UK, which means that its possession or provision carries the most severe penalties.
Most ecstasy-related deaths are caused by hyperthermia or overheating, especially because the drug is often taken at raves or nightclubs where there are a lot of people and where it is easy to get together. dehydrate.
Ecstasy pills are rarely pure MDMA and are often cut with other things such as cocaine, heroin, or even rat poison.
Long-term ecstasy abuse can cause psychosis, nerve degeneration, depression, anxiety, memory loss, kidney failure, and more.
The NHS has tips for getting help with drug addiction, where it recommends starting with a GP, finding local drug services and contacting charities.
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