Three men suspected to have taken drugs rushed to hospital - The Leamington Observer

Three men suspected to have taken drugs rushed to hospital

Ian Hughes 26th Jul, 2019   0

THREE men suspected to have taken drugs at a flat in Leamington were rushed to hospital – two in a critical condition.

Paramedics and police responded to a call to the Regent Street address following concern for the men – aged 20, 21 and 23 – in the early hours of Thursday morning.

All three have since been released from hospital.

An investigation is underway and items recovered which will be subject to further tests to identify specific drugs.

Det Insp Collette O’Keefe from Leamington CID said: “This incident was isolated to a group of friends.

“Fortunately the three men have made a full recovery. Drugs are illegal and are often mixed with other household items which the person using is unaware of. Drugs can cause adverse reactions and in this hot weather people can quickly become dehydrated. Every time you consume drugs you take a risk because you have no idea what you are putting into your body.

“We are committed to prosecuting people involved in drug use and drug dealing.”

The incident comes just weeks after the tragic death of a teenager in Stratford suspected of taking ecstasy

The 17-year-old was one of five teenage boys taken to hospital. The teenager, who has not been named, is believed to have suffered a cardiac arrest.

The four other boys have since been discharged.

Two 17-year-old boys were arrested, both on suspicion of possession of class A drugs with intent to supply.

Police believe the teenagers may have taken MDMA – also known as ecstasy – and say it may have been an overdose or bad batch of the drug.

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