A spate of deaths in the UK over the last few months are being blamed on green pills stamped with the Rolex logo. This is the latest scare in a year which has seen the rise of across the country.
It was confirmed yesterday that an 18-year-old woman from West Dunbartonshire, Scotland, had died after taking the pills. She was taken to hospital along with three men, aged 18, 21 and 25, but passed away in the early hours of Tuesday morning.
Superintendent Grahame Clarke made a statement, saying: “We have yet to establish if this particular pill is to blame for the death of this young woman, but the fact that she and her friends took pills described as green and with a Rolex stamp on it causes us real concern.”
“The exact contents of the pills are unknown but they could contain dangerous chemicals and users need to be aware of the dangers and understand the devastating effect they can have.”
This comes after news earlier this week that a further six people have died after taking pills sold as ecstasy in West Scotland. Police claimed that the deaths all happened in Glasgow, Lanarkshire and Ayrshire over the last two months.
The pills had the rolex sign and were bright green with drugs believed to contain toxic chemicals including 5IT and AMT.
This latest ‘killer pill’ scare was first reported by The Mirror last month when green Rolexes were blamed for taking the lives of seven people in the Belfast area and one in the North West of Northern Ireland, with one drugs worker saying they’d “never witnessed so many sudden deaths in such a short period”.
Pills dubbed Red Chariots have also been marked as dangerous.
This year Mixmag has reported on several cases of ecstasy pills taking the lives of unaware clubbers.
Back in January a toxic batch of purple, yellow, green and blue pills in Manchester and in April we did an in-depth feature into containing PMA taking the lives of clubbers across the UK.
If you’re unsure about what might be in your pills, try and get hold of a pill testing kit or check out an online database like Pill Report.
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