Two men have been hospitalised due to what police believe are contaminated or fake ecstasy pills.Advertisement
On Friday 28 June two South Ribble men were taken to Preston Royal Hspital after taking a green tablet.
They were out socialising in the city but were hospitalised by the pills. They have since been released from hospital.
Lancashire Police have issued a warning after eight people have died across Britain after taking a similarly described tablet.
Detective Chief Inspector Neil Ashton from Lancashire Police said: “Whilst the police and the Health Protection Agency cannot directly link the deaths across the country to the incident here in Lancashire, there is a clear danger to taking illicit drugs.
“We are warning people who are looking to buy or who are taking these drugs to consider the significant consequences as it could end up in death.
“An investigation is underway to establish the source of these tablets and those who are supplying them. We would appeal to anyone with information to come forward and contact us.
“Alternatively people can contact Crimestoppers anonymously. No personal details are taken and information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.”
Anyone with information is asked to call Lancashire police on 101.