Warnings have been issued of dangerous drugs circulating at three of the UK’s biggest festivals.
Creamfields Police have previously arrested someone for attempting to smuggle Blue Tesla MDMA pills into the festival.
And agents have already issued a warning regarding the potentially fatal batch of ecstasy pills ahead of the Bank Holiday electronic music event, the Liverpool ECHO reported.
On the first day of the festival Thursday, Cheshire Police confirmed they had arrested a suspect for attempting to bring the ‘dangerous’ pills to the festival site in Daresbury.
Dubbed Blue Tesla after the electric car maker, the pill is a deadly cocktail of MDMA and cocaine that has been found in locations across London and Bristol.
However, police have revealed he has now been found in events in the Northwest, including Creamfields.
A 21-year-old man has died after taking ecstasy pills at a Tottenham club in north London and the pill has been linked to another death in Bristol in July.
A Cheshire Police spokesperson said: ‘We have been alerted to dangerous MDMA tablets, which are believed to be responsible for two deaths in the UK.
“Please stay alert and report security if they see any of these at the event.
“You won’t be judged if you or your friends aren’t feeling well, so always ask for help if you need it. “
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This follows Reading Festival chiefs who warned revelers of the dangerous side effects of a circulating “Louis Vuitton” pill at the event, after it launched on Friday with Stormzy headlining.
A message posted on the festival app urged people to see a doctor if they have taken the drug.
It was written: “WARNING. Louis Vuitton rectangular pills sold under the name MDMA have adverse effects.
“Ask for help immediately. Go to social or medical assistance.
The Loop, a UK drug control NGO, has also warned of the dangers of another deadly drug mistakenly sold as MDMA at the Lost Village festival near the village of Norton Disney in Lincolnshire.
The organization tweeted: “Several samples of 4-CMC identified on site at @lostvillagefest in pill, powder and crystal form.
“Known to have been falsely sold as MDMA. Stay safe and take care of your friends.
They added that although the drug is visually similar to MDMA, a psychoactive drug, it is 1.5 to 2 times stronger.
They said that although the short-term effects of the drug are similar to those of MDMA, the long-term effects are still being investigated, but it appears to be similar to that of a drug that “causes damage. the brain”.
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Drug testers found that one in five substances sold at the Secret Garden Party, a festival in Cambridgeshire in July 2016, was not what the dealers described.
Professor Fiona Measham, who founded The Loop, is concerned about the unfolding of festivals.
“This weekend is an exciting time, but we are concerned that if people haven’t been out partying for 18 months, they will have a lower tolerance if they take it, so there is a greater risk of overdose, ”she told the BBC. .
She said: “Drug supply chains have been disrupted by Covid, Brexit and a shortage of truck drivers.
“A combination of these things means there is a shortage of some party drugs and vendors are selling other drugs instead, like cathinone instead of MDMA.”