Police have issued a public warning on Mastercard-shaped ecstasy pills after people have fallen ill from taking the drug. Three people, two men and a woman, were treated at Royal Preston Hospital in Lancashire in the UK after taking the pills, according to police.

Detective Inspector Roger Ashcroft of Preston CID said: “I would urge anyone to refrain from taking these tablets – you don’t know what you’re taking and the risk you are putting on your health could be devastating.

“Fortunately it appears that none of the individuals involved were seriously affected by this incident and I want to reassure the public that we are trying to identify the source of the tablets.”

A 20-year-old man from Darwen and a 19-year-old woman for Crewe have been arrested on suspicion of supplying the controlled drug.

Police also stated: “Anyone with information about the supply of this drug, or who can assist detectives with their investigation, can contact police on 101 quoting log number 0087 of October 1. Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”
This isn’t the first time these pills have been in the news — last year, a warning on pink Mastercard ecstasy tablets was issued after a teenager attending a club night in Manchester passed away.

H/T: MixMag | Source: Lancashire Police