Police officers have warned party goers not to take a new batch of “pink teddy bear” ecstasy pills, after two revellers who took them ended up being rushed to hospital. The two, both from North Wales, were bluelighted to hospital after taking the pills during a night out last weekend.
One was in such a serious condition that he had to be taken to intensive car. But both are now understood to be back at home, having made a recovery. After they were hospitalised, two men have been arrested and a large haul of the pink pills have been found.
Inspector Dewi Jones said two youths were arrested and were being held in custody. Police have now issued a stark warning that people should not take the new pills, as they could be lethal. Police are now continuing to investigate where the pills have been coming from and are urging anyone with information to come forward.
Pink Teddy Bears
He also urged anyone involved in the supply of Pink Teddy Bears to think about their actions and to stop immediately, as they could end up being responsible for someone’s death.
The family of the young man who was very ill have expressed their gratitude to the medical teams who helped him, and they are hugely relieved that their son has been released in time to spend Christmas with them. However, they are warning other young people not to take the drugs.
The new drugs coming onto the scene follow a huge increase in the number of drug related deaths in Wales over the past year. Dr Hywel Hughes, who is a consultant in the emergency department at Wrexham Maelor Hospital, said that people taking drugs could not possibly know what they were taking, and they could be putting their lives at risk.