Police are warning the public about a bad batch of the drug ‘acid’ (LSD) which appears to be circulating on the north coast of NSW.
On Saturday (9 March 2013), a 15-year-old girl was hospitalised at a birthday party in Boambee East after taking an illicit drug she believed to be ‘acid’, and having a bad reaction.
The girl was taken to Coffs Harbour Health Campus in a critical condition and put on life support. Police were not notified about the incident.
About 11pm the same night, police were called to another party in Toormina in relation to a violent 15-year-old boy who was suffering hallucinations after also consuming an ‘acid’ tab.
Police from Coffs/Clarence Local Area Command became aware that it is likely more of the drug is circulating in the Toormina and Boambee area. An investigation was commenced.
Today (Monday 11 March 2013), an 18-year-old male was interviewed by detectives at a residence in Toormina.
As a result he was subsequently charged via Future Service Can for the offence of supply prohibited drug.
He is expected to appear at Coffs Harbour Local Court on 29 April 2013.
Meanwhile, Detective Inspector Cameron Lindsay, Crime Manager at Coffs/Clarence Local Area Command, has urged caution to anyone thinking of consuming illicit drugs in the region.
“Taking any drug carries with it an unacceptable risk, but we would ask extra precaution to be taken in the area following these incidents.”
“There is clearly more of this drug circulating in the community and anyone who consumes it carries with them the risk of permanent brain damage or death.”
“These particular tabs are identifiable due to an imprint on the paper of recording artist Psy doing the ‘gangnam style’ dance,” Detective Inspector Lindsay said.
Monday, 11 March 2013
NSW Police Media
OP's Note:"LSD", "Acid" and "Trip" are referenced in this press release as a generic term to effectively describe a paper blotter with "Psy" Gangnam style art work.
These trips are being sold as LSD but there exact content is unknown.
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