Illegal drugs warning

18 May 2017 18:36 PM

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Police in Gateshead and Newcastle are warning about the dangers of taking illegal drugs after an incident was reported.

Officers have been informed a young man had taken some new blue Valium type tablets and had collapsed shortly afterwards, requiring medical treatment, and an ambulance was called. This incident was reported on Monday, May 15, but details are still being established. The tablets are described as small blue tablets with the markings MC2 or MCK.

So far this is the only report made to police who have been informed these illegal drugs may be circulating in Gateshead and Newcastle areas.

Chief Inspector Paul Knox said: "We're making enquiries to establish exactly what these drugs are and the potential effects they can cause. But at this stage we want to alert drug users to the danger and warn people of the dangers of taking illegal drugs, or indeed any drugs that have not been prescribed to them.

"If anyone has taken an illegal substance and becomes unwell they should seek medical advice immediately.

"Those with any information about this drug, including its whereabouts and its source, should contact us as soon as possible."

To report information about drugs and drugs supply contact Northumbria Police on 101, quoting reference 1144 of 18/05/17.

Anyone who needs emergency medical attention should call 999.

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