Ajax teens hospitalized after taking drug bought online
AJAX -- Three Ajax teens were rushed to hospital early Saturday after experiencing bad reactions to a drug bought over the Internet.
One of the boys, 17, was sent to intensive care after experiencing vomiting and seizures, Durham police said. All three boys have recovered.
"They're all fine, but it was a close call," said police spokesman Dave Selby.
Police aren't revealing exactly what substance the boys took, in order to prevent "copy-catting", Mr. Selby said.
"We're concerned other kids might emulate this," he said. "But we want the public to know this stuff could be deadly."
Durham officers called to a home in the Church Street and Kingston Road area just after 1 a.m. Saturday found paramedics working on the most seriously affected of the boys, who suffered seizures and vomiting. Two other boys, both 18, were under the influence of the drug but were less adversely affected, police said. All three were treated at hospital.
It appears the boys took the drug, which one of them had purchased over the Internet, at about 8:30 Friday evening. One of the boys called a friend later when things went wrong and that young person told a parent, who called 911, Mr. Selby said.
The incident illustrates the dangers of buying and taking drugs advertised online, Mr. Selby said.
"You don't know what you're getting," he said.
Nov 30, 2010 - 10:43 AM
Durham Region News http://www.durhamregion.com/news/article/166963
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