Warning over fake ecstasy pills
Police have warned that fake ecstasy tablets could be in circulation around WA, after seizing 1000 capsules of a drug being passed off as the party pill.
The beige-coloured pills, seized in a raid on a Coolongup property last month, are actually Paramethoxy-amphetamine (PMA), a police spokesman said.
PMA causes the body to overheat and has been linked to several deaths following its use. The spokesman said police were concerned there could be more in circulation being passed off as ecstasy.
A Cooloongup man, 29, has been charged with intent to supply or sell a banned drug.
He is expected to appear in court this week. His charges could be upgraded.
September 15, 2009 - 2:25PM