Three more people have been rushed to hospital bringing the total number of injuries to 7.
Greater Manchester Police are warning people of a new “super strength MDMA” that has sent seven users to hospital so far. Two males and one female were rushed to hospital on Sunday in Oldham after ingesting a highly potent form of ecstasy known as “Pink Champagne.”
One of the men and the women are in critical condition, while the other man is in “serious” condition. Last weekend saw a total of seven users admitted to hospital, with two of the users in intensive care fighting for their lives.
Police reports say that a 26 year old man has been arrested on suspicion of supplying Class A drugs and is currently in custody. GMP have issued a warning noting the powerful intensity of this batch of ecstasy, some reports are saying the molecular make up of the ecstasy may be a new strain thus effecting even experienced drug users.
Detective Inspector Jim Faulkner of GMP’s Oldham borough released the following statement: “Following last night’s warning, there has been a further three people taken to hospital in bad health after taking what we believe is a form of MDMA.
“This brings the total number of people affected to seven in 24 hours which is causing us no end of concern.
“Please, if you believe that you or somebody you know has taken the drug and begins showing these symptoms then get yourselves to the hospital immediately.
“We have arrested one man in connection with the supply of the drugs however our enquiries and operational activity will be continuing.”
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