Northumbria Police in the UK have issued a drug warning against a bright orange pill said to have killed a man in Jarrow.
The 22-year-old was medically treated around 3 am Tuesday after he allegedly took the pill containing ecstasy. He later died in the hospital and is pending a post-mortem examination.
In the meantime, the warning on the drugs is in full effect. Detective Inspector Sean McGuigan said: “Inquiries to establish the exact cause of death are ongoing but we do want to warn people against taking these pills.”
“They are bright orange and quite distinctive. If anyone is offered them, or has them in their possession, then we would encourage them to hand them in to police.”
If taken, police ask that users seek emergency medical attention.
Anyone with further information is used to contact Northumbria Police on 101, quoting reference 68 14/11/17 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.