Man held over Lanarkshire 'Rockstar' drug warning
Written by Scott Campbell.
 
 
Published at 14:43 GMT on Monday 4th March, 2013.
 
'Rockstar' tablets. Picture is copyright of Choices4Life.

FOLLOWING their warning yesterday, Strathclyde Police has announced the arrest of a man over the ‘Rockstar’ drugs scare.

Yesterday Strathclyde Police warned Lanarkshire residents not to take red or yellow tablets, known as ‘Rockstar’; sold as ecstasy, with a star imprinted on the tablet. 

The drug left people in hospital over the weekend, forcing the region’s Force to issue an urgent warning not to take the substance, which the ingredients were unknown for. 

 
 
Now though, Strathclyde Police has said that an 18-year-old was detained and is being held in custody over "alleged drug offences".


Picture is copyright of Scott Campbell/ Cumbernauld Media.

Chief Inspector Fraser Lamb of Strathclyde Police said: "These substances are unreliable, unpredictable and potentially very dangerous. Users may believe that they have taken ecstasy, and it is very likely that they will suffer from a significant negative reaction.

"Symptoms reported recently include increased heart rate, elevated core temperature and seizures. These pills are not covered by any form of quality control and this is supported by past forensic analysis.

"Users need to be aware of the dangers and understand the potentially devastating effect these pills can have on their health."

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