“STRONGER THAN AVERAGE” ECSTASY PILLS
A second warning from Jersey in two weeks
Authorities in Jersey have reiterated their drug warning for a strong batch of ecstasy tablets with an IKEA stamp, as they believe the pills are still in circulation and are dangerous.
The new warning comes just weeks after The BBC has reported that the Ikea brand pills are linked to the death of Kyle Pringle, An 18-year-old man St Helier who passed away early Saturday morning.
Jersey Police warn users over ‘particularly strong’ ecstasy tables
“Three people have been arrested and a quantity of the branded tablets have been seized,” they report.
According to the BBC, after taking the yellow and blue Ikea logo pills, some people needed medical treatment.
“Anyone who feels unwell after taking these tablets should seek urgent medical attention,” a police statement reads.
The States of Jersey’s Health and Social Services Department issued a statement outlining why the public should be concerned about the current ecstasy in circulation: “Users will not know what ingredients make up an ecstasy tablet, nor its strength – recent batches circulating in Jersey have included a range of colours and designs, and some of these are stronger than average.”
The Island’s statement also included a warning about the general risks of taking ecstasy: “Taking ecstasy involves risks; these risks increase if the tablets are considered to be strong. Ecstasy can affect the body’s temperature control; dancing in a hot atmosphere after taking it also increases the risk of overheating.”