Drug experts warn of powerful ecstasy batch
Police and drug experts in Adelaide are warning recreational drug users of the dangers of a potent new batch of ecstasy tablets.
Last year a batch of ecstasy tablets known as red mitsubishis were blamed for the deaths of two people in South Australia.
Today, Adelaide police issued a warning about a new and more powerful variation of the drug.
Acting Assistant Commissioner Grant Stevens says analysis on the new tablets show they contain 30 per cent more of ecstasy's key ingredient, MDMA, than the red mitsubishis.
"There is a risk associated with taking ecstasy tablets and at this point in time we consider the risk to be more real regarding the quality of tablets which are out there," he said.
Police have seized a quantity of ecstasy tablets in recent weeks but will not say whether the new variation is being manufactured locally or interstate.