18 year old 'Rockstar' drug suspect released
Written by Scott Campbell.
Published at 19:35 GMT on Tuesday 5th March, 2013.
The 'unknown' cocktail was nicknamed 'Rockstar', and hospitalised seven. Picture copyright of Choices4Life.

AN 18 year old man arrested on alleged drug offences has been released from custody.

Strathclyde Police has announced that the 18 year old man, arrested on alleged drug offences, after a fake ecstasy pill Rockstar left seven Lanarkshire residents in hospital, has been released from custody.

The young suspect was detained by Strathclyde Police after the incident in Lanarkshire on Saturday, which forced the service to issue a public warning to the media, on Sunday.

The 18 year old was due to appear before Airdrie Sheriff Court on Tuesday in connection with the alleged drugs offences after his arrest, on Monday. However, the Crown Office has since confirmed that the man was liberated and did not appear in court over the drugs allegations, today.

A spokesman said: "The procurator fiscal at Airdrie received a report concerning an 18-year-old male in connection with an incident on 2 March 2013.

"After full and careful consideration of the facts and circumstances of the report, he was liberated from custody pending further investigation and did not appear in court."

The release of the man followed Strathclyde Police’s warning that people should not take the ‘Rockstar’ tablets, sold as ecstasy, throughout Lanarkshire.  

Strathclyde Police had said that the "potentially deadly" pills, which were either red or yellow in colour, carried the impression of a star on them and contained a cocktail of various other substances, which forced the region’s Police service to work with health officials and medical staffin order to ascertain the ingredients of the tablets.

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