WARNING Dangerous pills in circulation in Greater Manchester
Three young people from Bury are in a serious condition in hospital after taking pills they thought were ecstasy (MDMA) Dangerous pills sold as MDMA (ecstasy) The pills contained an extremely high dose of: Alpha-PVP Alpha-PVP is an hallucinogenic stimulant drug. The dose present in the pills was up to 8 times higher than what is normally considered a strong dose of Alpha-PVP. The pills are described as badly made and crumbly and were believed to
have been ‘home made’. They are beige in colour and stamped with the UPS logo. They are described as smelling of vomit.
• The three young people experienced a severe adverse reaction that lasted 20 hours. Symptoms included psychosis, distress; severe paranoia. They are still in a serious condition in hospital.
• Alpha-PVP may cause racing heart rate, agitation, high blood pressure, hallucinations and delirium. Alpha-PVP may be fatal especially in combination with other drugs.
Greater Manchester Drug Early Warning System 18.01.2019
• These pills contain extremely dangerous doses of Alpha-PVP.
• DO NOT TAKE THEM.
• If you have any please dispose of them down the toilet.
• In case of any concerns or emergency ring for an ambulance
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