27/05/2014

HSE Issues New Drug Warning

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has issued a new drug warning over a batch of ecstasy-type tablets.

They are said to be known as "Double Cross" or "Double Black".

The warning comes as gardaí investigate the death of a man at a house party in Main Street, Co Donegal, on Monday. It is understood detectives are looking into whether the victim, aged 22, had taken the drug before his death. Another man who was at the party is currently fighting for his life, while three others have been hospitalised.

Just last week, the HSE issued a warning about green ecstasy pills known as "Green Apple" or "Green Rolex", which are marked with an apple or Rolex symbol. A number of people have been hospitalised, while two people have died and it is thought these cases are due to ingestion of the ecstasy-like substance.

(JP/IT)

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