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Drug warning after man taken ill in Falkirk

The man was taken to Forth Valley Royal Hospital after being taken ill on a night out

The man was taken to Forth Valley Royal Hospital after being taken ill on a night out

 

A man spent seven days in hospital after taking an illegal drug on a night out in Falkirk.

Police have now issued a warning to the public to be aware of the dangers of taking controlled substances.

The 34-year-old took the tablet on Saturday, March 29 while on a night out in the town centre.

He began to feel unwell and was taken to Forth Valley Royal Hospital where he was admitted for seven days.

Police only became aware of the incident recently and have launched an investigation.

The pill is described as being brown speckled and branded with a Mitsubishi stamp. Although the man believed it to be ecstasy it could have contained a number of other substances.

Falkirk Inspector Paul Rollo said: “This man was hospitalised for seven days after taking this ecstasy tablet. The public should be aware of the dangers of taking a controlled substance and especially be careful of any tablets that match the description.

“We have been conducting pro-active operations in Falkirk over the last couple of months and on the back of this incident, there will be patrols this weekend.”

He urged anyone with information about people supplying drugs to police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

 

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