Drug Warning - Darwin
Friday 06-Jun-2014 16:04
Following a number of incidents overnight, Police are warning Territorians of a drug which has hit the market known as ‘Snapchat’.
Superintendent Clint Sims from the Drug and Organised Crime Division said Police received a number of reports last night of people behaving in an erratic and irrational manner.
“These people appeared to become aggressive and disoriented after ingesting the drug and were taken to Royal Darwin Hospital,” Superintendent Sims said.
“The drug is described to be in pill form and has been sold in two colours. One is pink and the other blue with green speckles. With the upcoming long weekend and a number of public events planned, our primary concern is that these contaminated pills will be distributed into the wider community.
“Taking any illicit drug is dangerous and potentially deadly. These drugs are not produced under pharmaceutical conditions and the reality is people have no idea what they are taking or worse, what affect it will have on them.
“The adverse and aggressive reactions people experience also places enormous pressure on emergency services.”
Police urge anyone who may have ingested the drug to seek medical treatment. Anyone with information about these drugs are urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.