Police warning after spate of Tweed overdoses

July 1, 2012

Police are warning members of the public about the dangers of drug use after a number of overdoses within the Tweed/Byron Local Area Command.

About 10am yesterday (Saturday 30 June 2012), a 25-year-old female was transferred from Murwillumbah to Tweed Heads Hospital suffering an unknown drug overdose.

A 25-year-old man was with the female and later collapsed.

The man and woman remain in intensive care.

About 3.20pm, a 28-year-old man attended Tweed Heads Hospital and collapsed.

He is also undergoing intensive care treatment.

During the day, a number of other persons attended Tweed Heads Hospital complaining of similar symptoms.

Investigations have revealed that a number of people may have consumed illicit drugs at a party in the Murwillumbah area.

Whilst the use of any illegal drug is dangerous and potentially fatal, police are urging anyone who has purchased or been offered a liquid substance believed to be gamma-hydroxybutric acid or ‘Fantasy’, not to consume it.

Any person who has consumed the liquid or other illicit drugs and who feels unwell, is advised to seek immediate medical attention.

Anyone with information in relation to this matter or with any other drug information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.


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