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Police issue drug warning over tablets which leaves users "gambling" with life

Written by Scott Campbell.
Published at 00:51 GMT on Tuesday, June 11th, 2013.

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One of the dangerous tablets, which contains "toxic stimulants". Image is copyright of Police Scotland.

POLICE Scotland has issued warnings to the public in the Greater Glasgow area, regarding the dangers of two tablets, which are being sold as ecstasy pills. 

The first tablet is white and has a ‘Mitsubishi’ logo imprinted on it. When analysed it was found that the tablet contained the potentially dangerous chemicals, 5IT or AMT. Meanwhile, the second tablet is yellow with a star logo imprinted on it, which contains the toxic stimulants, PMA or PMMA – this pill is similar in appearance to the ‘Rockstar’ tablet, which hospitalised seven people in Lanarkshire, earlier this year. 

Police Scotland has said that both tablets are being sold as ‘ecstasy’ and are known to be circulating in Glasgow, forcing the Police to issue an immediate public warning to the dangerous “cocktail”. 

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The warning follows the hospitalisation of seven people, in Lanarkshire, three months ago – after they consumed the potentially lethal ‘Rockstar’ pills. In a similar warning to the one issued in March, Police have said that the dangerous chemicals identified within both these pills have previously been known to cause users to suffer serious adverse reactions; with Police Scotland describing the contents of the tablets as unstable, unpredictable and potentially dangerous.

Commenting, Detective Sergeant Michael Miller said: “These two types of tablets are not covered by any form of quality control. Forensic tests carried out recently on ecstasy tablets have shown that they contain a cocktail of different substances. Any time someone takes an ecstasy tablet, they are gambling with their life. I would strongly advise people to avoid such pills and report any information to the police. My message is clear - drugs are dangerous – don’t take them.”

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