Police in Derry and Antrim issue warning over "contaminated cocaine" 2 years ago

Police in Derry and Antrim issue warning over "contaminated cocaine"

Something to be very wary of.

The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) has issued a statement claiming that they are worried about the circulation of contaminated cocaine in Derry.

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Detective Superintendent Bobby Singleton from PSNI’s Organised Crime Unit said: "Police have received information that there may be a contaminated supply of cocaine in the County Antrim and County Derry areas. The information suggests that anybody consuming these drugs could experience serious adverse effects."

The nature of the contamination was not discussed in the statement.

"All drugs carry risks and have the potential to be a poison," Singleton said. "I’d appeal to anyone with any information on these or other suspected drugs in their community to contact police on the non-emergency number 101.

"Alternatively people can provide information through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime."

A report published several months ago confirmed that Ireland has the fourth highest rate of cocaine consumption in the European Union.