A drug that is not illegal to possess is causing concern after a number of people have been treated for “legal highs” at the Great Western Hospital in Swindon, Wiltshire police have warned.
Those affected have shown symptoms which include anxiety, paranoia and vomiting, which are believed to be the consequence of a drug colloquially called Slush Eric or MPA, the police report.
Although this drug is not illegal to possess, it can be harmful and could have serious consequences.
Inspector Phil Staynings told Marlborough News Online: ‘We are concerned about these incidents and our officers are investigating. Although classed as a legal high, there are no guarantees as to what chemicals these drugs actually contain.”
“We advise anyone who is suffering from the effects of this drug to seek medical advice.”
Anyone who has information regarding the supply of these drugs is asked to please contact Inspector Staynings on 101. “We can assure callers that their information will be dealt with confidentially,” the police add.