Deadly Cocaine in Newcastle?
Posted by Childress on October 9, 2006
This post will generate many comments demanding that drugs be legalized; I will post none of them because the purpose of The Drug Report is to alert people of drug dangers, not to discuss drug policy issues.
According to the Newcastle (England) Evening Chronicle, drug users in the Newcastle area must be on the alert — there may be a batch of deadly cocaine in the city.
Tests are being carried out today to discover if killer drugs are for sale on the streets.
It’s feared a rogue batch of cocaine is to blame for the death of a teenager and has left a woman fighting for life. Mark Brown, 18, died in Newcastle General Hospital, his death comes as it emerged a person is being killed by drugs in the North East every week.
Mark, of Dove Close, Killingworth, North Tyneside, was one of three people admitted to hospital over the last few days showing similar symptoms of drugs misuse.
A 27-year-old woman, also from North Tyneside, is in a critical condition and a 22-year-old from Hebburn, has been discharged from hospital after treatment. All three were initially admitted to North Tyneside General.
Police said initial drugs analysis had proved inconclusive and further tests will be carried out today. It is understood Mark had suffered delayed signs of paralysis as aresult of the adverse reaction to the drugs.
Please be careful!