Monday, June 20, 2005

Tainted Ecstasy In Ireland

For those of you who argue that designer drugs are safe if taken carefully, here's a new type of Ecstasy you need to avoid. I wonder how you'd know these sorts of "bad ecstasy" were around if not for sites like these, that report stories like this:
From the Irish News (June 20):

Police last night issued a warning about ecstasy tablets following the death of a 26-year-old man in Co Antrim.

The man, who is believed to be from the Lisburn area, was admitted to Lagan Valley Hospital and died after allegedly taking an unknown number of tablets known as snowballs.

Police in Lisburn said the tablets, which bear a snowball motif, were also believed to have been taken by a number of other people who were treated for symptoms in hospital throughout yesterday.

They reportedly suffered symptoms such as changes to their heart rate, a feeling that they were on the verge of collapse, drowsiness or a desire to sleep.
Stay safe. Your kids need to be educated about the risk of mislabed Ecstasy. It's discussed in the Parent Edition of my film, and in the story of Steven, who died after taking PMA, a very dangerous Ecstasy replacement drug.

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