Warning on new 'rockstar' drug

Police in Kent are warning people against using a mystery drug known as "rockstar" after several people were admitted to hospital suffering a severe reaction.

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Three teenagers have been released from hospital after becoming ill after taking an illegal drug known as "Rockstar".

The 19 year olds went to a mobile help centre with breathing problems, vomiting and high temperatures after experimenting with the drug for the first time.

They were admitted to Maidstone Hospital. The substance, which is believed to be sold as a form of ecstasy comes as a bright red pill in either a circular or star shape.

Det Insp Mark Hutcheon says the drugs' ingredients are a mystery.

Patients released after bad drug reaction

The three people have been released from hospital after experimenting with a drug dubbed "Rockster". Police said they will be speaking to them again to try to find out more information.

Taking any drug is dangerous and presents health risks, but these pills in particular appear to be unpredictable and could potentially have very serious consequences. We are carrying out a number of inquiries to glean more information about this substance and I would appeal to anyone with any information about people who are selling this drug to contact us.

– Chief Inspector Jon Bumpus, Kent Police

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Police appeal over potential suppliers

Police have appealed for information about who may be dealing in a drug known as "Rockstar" after three people were hospitalised in Kent.

Officers said the pills appear to be "unpredictable and could potentially have very serious consequences".

Three "agitated" people, who needed hospital treatment, presented themselves at a community resource bus which provides medical aid in Maidstone on 2nd March 2013.

Three people taken to hospital

Three people have been taken to hospital with breathing problems, vomiting, high temperatures and a racing pulse after experimenting with a drug known as "Rockstar" for the first time.

Kent Police have warned people against using the substance, which is believed to be sold as a form of ecstasy, and comes as a bright red pill in either a circular or star shape.

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