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Ajax teens hospitalized after taking drug bought online

By Euphoric, Dec 1, 2010 | | |
  1. Euphoric
    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

    Jeff Mitchell

    Durham Region News http://www.durhamregion.com/news/article/166963


  1. kailey_elise
    Well, how freakin' helpful is THAT? "We won't tell you what they took, but want you to know it could be deadly!"

    On one hand, I understand - there was just an article posted here recently about kids getting a "marijuana like high" from smoking, snorting and sometimes even EATING nutmeg. So, now people who might never have thought of it on their own might now try *shudder* snorting nutmeg in order to get off, due to the news article.

    But to say "don't do this *unnamed* drug, 'cause it might be deadly" is just moronic. Why not just say "an unknown drug" or something?

    *shakes head*

  2. squeezix
    It's very helpful. Many of us do not want certain RC's scheduled. All they have to say is XXX chemical and a lot of responsible, legit explorers out here turn into criminals overnight. Kudos to these cops.
  3. Terrapinzflyer
    I should point out that from the other news stories on this matter it appears the police are not releasing the Brand Name of the product in question and do not actually know yet what the chemical(s) involved were. The substance in question was being sent to police labs for identification- so it will likely be days or weeks before it is known what chemical(s) was/were actually involved.
  4. squeezix
    Thank God it was brand name shit. Putting out RC's like that was the stupidest idea ever. Frankly, I'm glad the JWH series is being banned as it just does not have the safety profile of good old marijuana. And MDPV and it's Pyrovalerone cousins do not need a pretty label either. If these products had the chemical names on the packages, there would be a lot less of these OD stories.
  5. Alfa
    I dont think the risk profile of JWH-018 is much different than the risk profile of THC. Millions of people have used it in the last 6 years, without any serious health problems.
    The use of pure JWH-018 without a milligram scale is just as likely dangerous as the use of pure THC.
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