Category: Drugs

Police have issued an urgent warning over a potentially dangerous legal high after a man was left in a coma and another collapsed from taking the drug.

The drug has been named as ‘Annihilation’ by police who have warned others against taking the ‘potentially life-threating’ substance.

The stark warning comes after two men, both in their 30s, fell ill and collapsed from taking the psychoactive substance in Rochdale earlier today.

One is in hospital in an induced coma in intensive care. The other lost consciousness and received medical attention.

Police say the so-called ‘legal high’ could be lethal – and are urging people not to take it.

Anyone who has taken ‘Annihilation’ is told to call 999 immediately.

Source: Police warning over dangerous legal high ‘Annihilation’ after man left in coma from taking drug – Mirror Online

Police investigating the death of a teenage girl after she took an ecstasy pill have arrested two people.

Faye Allen suffered an adverse reaction after apparently taking a pill nicknamed “MasterCard” while on a night out in Manchester.

Officers were called to Victoria Warehouse in Trafford in the early hours of Monday morning but the 17-year-old died in hospital a short time later.

A 19-year-old man and a 20-year-old woman arrested in the St Helens area are being held on suspicion of possession with intent to supply a Class A drug.

Detective Chief Inspector Ben Ewart of Greater Manchester Police’s Trafford Division said: “Our thoughts and condolences remain with the family of this girl at this heart-breaking time.

“We have made two arrests in connection with this investigation and currently have a man and a woman in custody who will be questioned later today.

“Sadly, we know that other people will have taken this form of ecstasy, known as ‘MasterCard’, and we are continuing to urge anybody who may have taken it to please get themselves checked out.

Source: Two Arrested Over Teenager’s Ecstasy Death

As the investigation into Prince’s death becomes increasingly complicated, a new allegation has come to light from the unlikeliest of sources: singer Sinead O’Connor has accused comedian and talk show host Arsenio Hall of supplying the late music icon with drugs.

In a Facebook rant posted on Monday, O’Connor—whose 1990 hit “Nothing Compares 2 U” was written and composed by Prince—called on the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to question Hall, 60, following news last week that local law enforcement in Minnesota had drafted in the federal agency to aid its investigation after finding prescription painkillers in the star’s possession at the time of his death.

In her post, the Irish singer claimed Hall gave Prince “drugs over the decades.” She continued that “anyone imagining Prince was not a long-time hard drug user is living in cloud cuckoo land.”

O’Connor further alleged that Hall once “spiked” her at an event at actor Eddie Murphy’s house.

She concluded: “I’ve reported you to the Carver County sheriff’s office. Expect their call.”

Hall denied the allegations through his representative to PEOPLE magazine.

“The statement regarding Arsenio Hall is absolutely false, ridiculous and absurd,” said Traci Harper.

Source: Sinead O’Connor claims Prince got drugs from Arsenio Hall

A teenage girl has died after taking a “MasterCard” ecstasy pill, prompting police to urge anyone else who may have taken the drug to seek urgent medical attention.

The youngster’s death is being investigated after officers were called at around 5am on Monday to the Victoria Warehouse on Trafford Wharf Road in Trafford, Greater Manchester.

The teenager was found suffering an adverse reaction after allegedly taking one “MasterCard” ecstasy pill during a night out, reports the Press Association.

Source: ‘Mastercard’ Ecstasy Pill Warning After Girl Dies In Manchester

Canada is likely to become one of the first Western countries to legalise cannabis after the government promised to introduce the necessary legislation next year.

The proposed law would allow the recreational use and sale of cannabis, raising fears that Canada could become a hub for drug tourism, attracting pot-seeking visitors from across the world.

Jane Philpott, the Canadian health minister, said the policy would keep cannabis “out of the hands of children – and profits out of the hands of criminals”.

She added: “We know it is impossible to arrest our way out of this problem. We will work with law enforcement partners to encourage appropriate and proportionate criminal justice measures.”

Justin Trudeau, the Canadian prime minister, won an election last year on a pledge to legalise and regulate the recreational use of cannabis. Mr Trudeau promised that his reforms would fix a “failed system” and help remove the “criminal element” linked to the drug.

Although the ban remains in place for now, illegal dispensaries for cannabis have already sprung up since Mr Trudeau’s Liberal government came to power.

Source: Canada to introduce laws to decriminalise cannabis by spring 2017

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