Six men in hospital - one critically ill - after taking hallucinogenic drug

SIX men are in hospital - one critically ill - after taking a hallucinogenic drug.

Police received a report expressing concern for the welfare of four people in a house in Ripon Gardens in Jesmond, Newcastle, at 3am this morning.

Officers and paramedics attended and six people - all men believed to be aged between 19 and 22 - were taken to hospital. Some of them are believed to be students.

At this stage police believe they have taken a hallucinogenic drug called 2CB which at this stage is believed has been bought over the internet.

One of the men is in a critical condition. The other five are currently not in a serious condition.

Inquiries to establish exactly what happened are underway and officers are warning people about the dangers of taking any illegal drugs - especially those bought over the internet.

Chief Superintendent Gary Calvert, Newcastle Area Command, said: "We were called to the address early this morning and six people have been taken to hospital, one is in a critical condition.

"We are carrying out extensive enquiries and are working with our partner agencies to find out what has happened and warn others of the dangers.

"Taking any illegal drug is dangerous and potentially life threatening. 2CB is an illegal hallucinogenic drug. If anyone has any of these in their possession we urge them not to take them and hand them in to the police.

"Anyone who may have taken the drug and feels unwell should seek medical attention immediately.

"Medical professionals in the area have been alerted and if anyone has any information regarding this they should contact police as soon as possible."

2CB often comes in purple capsules and is related to Ecstasy. It is also sold as white powder or small pills. It is an illegal class A drug and is particularly dangerous when mixed with other substances.

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1:16pm Fri 11 Jan 13

stevegg says...

What a waste of time, money and resources for self inflicted injuries. These people should be charged for wasting emergency services time and made to pay back the full costs of the incident. Emergency services have enough to do without having to deal with idiots like these.
What a waste of time, money and resources for self inflicted injuries. These people should be charged for wasting emergency services time and made to pay back the full costs of the incident. Emergency services have enough to do without having to deal with idiots like these. stevegg
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9:06pm Fri 11 Jan 13

mog2012 says...

And all the alcohol related incidents involving the emergency services should be treated in the same way. oh yes, and anyone who has a car accident, or gets flu; all of these are self inflicted. Everyone should be forced to live in a plastic bubble and eat through a straw in case they cost the NHS any money.

stevegg: YOU ARE A BRAINLESS BUFFOON
And all the alcohol related incidents involving the emergency services should be treated in the same way. oh yes, and anyone who has a car accident, or gets flu; all of these are self inflicted. Everyone should be forced to live in a plastic bubble and eat through a straw in case they cost the NHS any money. stevegg: YOU ARE A BRAINLESS BUFFOON mog2012
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10:11pm Fri 11 Jan 13

herc says...

mog2012..anyone having a car accident is self inflicted? - self inflicted flu eh?
ROFLMFAO :P

You sir, win the 2013 retard of the **** month award
mog2012..anyone having a car accident is self inflicted? - self inflicted flu eh? ROFLMFAO :P You sir, win the 2013 retard of the **** month award herc
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11:00am Sat 12 Jan 13

KEOKEO says...

Compassion wishes those involved a full and speedy recovery. And when they better, send them the bill ! Simple really.
Compassion wishes those involved a full and speedy recovery. And when they better, send them the bill ! Simple really. KEOKEO
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11:00am Sat 12 Jan 13

KEOKEO says...

Compassion wishes those involved a full and speedy recovery. And when they better, send them the bill ! Simple really.
Compassion wishes those involved a full and speedy recovery. And when they better, send them the bill ! Simple really. KEOKEO
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4:06pm Sat 12 Jan 13

mog2012 says...

herc: if the victim chooses to leave the plastic bubble and venture onto the roads - thats self-inflicted


you tit
herc: if the victim chooses to leave the plastic bubble and venture onto the roads - thats self-inflicted you tit mog2012
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5:04pm Sat 12 Jan 13

greenfinger says...

tbh i dont want my tax spent on these cretins. let them suffer and learn the hard way.
tbh i dont want my tax spent on these cretins. let them suffer and learn the hard way. greenfinger
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6:39pm Sat 12 Jan 13

Kilma- says...

can't help but wonder if your opinions would be the same had a family member or friend been involved.
can't help but wonder if your opinions would be the same had a family member or friend been involved. Kilma-
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10:25pm Sat 12 Jan 13

greenfinger says...

herc says...
6:04pm Sat 12 Jan 13

Yet again your respones are **** awesome keep 'em coming you thick as **** tard!

you? i think you mean you're or you are. now who's the thick retard?
herc says... 6:04pm Sat 12 Jan 13 Yet again your respones are **** awesome keep 'em coming you thick as **** tard! you? i think you mean you're or you are. now who's the thick retard? greenfinger
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11:45am Sun 13 Jan 13

herc says...

No i didn't **** mean you're, yet another thick as **** dumbass - you 2 ladies married or somthing?..tards of the month!!!!!!!!!
No i didn't **** mean you're, yet another thick as **** dumbass - you 2 ladies married or somthing?..tards of the month!!!!!!!!! herc
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