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Teenager admits supplying deadly 'Superman' pills

Police urged the public not to take the red pills which have a Superman logo on. Credit: ITV Anglia

A teenager has admitted supplying pills with a Superman logo on which have been linked to the deaths of three men over the Christmas period.

Adrian Lubecki, 19, Ipswich, pleading guilty to one count of supplying PMMA, which is similar to ecstasy, and one of possessing amphetamines with intent to supply at Ipswich Crown Court.

Suffolk Police issued a warning over the red triangular pills after the deaths of 23-year-olds Justas Ropas and Gediminas Kulokas,

The death of a third man in Rendlesham, Suffolk, is also being investigated in connection with the pills.

Lubecki will be sentenced in the week beginning February 16.

Tests reveal 'Superman' pills did contain PMMA

The red pills have a Superman logo on. Credit: ITV News

Tests on red "Superman" pills linked to four deaths have revealed they did contain the dangerous ingredient PMMA.

Police recovered more than 400 of the pills, which produce a similar reaction to ecstasy, at a public place in Ipswich on Sunday. It followed an appeal for people in possession of them to hand them in.

As well as being linked to the four deaths of young men over the Christmas period, two men have been admitted to hospital in Suffolk possibly as a result of taking the drug.

The pills, which are slow to work, cause symptoms such as shaking and sweating, a high temperature and severely raised heart rate.

One man has been charged over supplying the drugs while two others remain on bail.

Teenager charged after 'dangerous' ecstasy batch deaths

A teenager has been charged with supplying ecstasy after three men died as a result of taking a potentially dangerous batch of the drug.

Adrian Lubecki, 19, of St Matthews Street in Ipswich, will appear before magistrates tomorrow to face counts of supplying the drug, and possession with intent to supply.

Two other men also from Ipswich, aged 20 and 26, were also arrested on supplying controlled drugs and have been bailed while investigations continue.

The arrests came after two men, aged 22 and 24, died in Ipswich on Christmas Eve and New Year's Day, along with a third man, 20, in Rendlesham, Suffolk.

The death of a fourth man from Telford, Shropshire, is also being linked to the rogue batch, believed to be red and emblazoned with a Superman logo.

Police are urging anyone who has any of the pills to hand them in.

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'Ecstasy death' victim named as labourer

John Hocking died on New Year's Day in Rendlesham. Credit: Facebook

A man believed to have been killed by a dangerous batch of drugs has been named as a 20-year-old labourer.

John Hocking died after being found seriously unwell in Chestnut Close in Rendlesham on New Year's Day.

He was believed to be a former student at Thomas Mills High School in Framlingham.

Mr Hocking is one of four people whose deaths are being linked to a particularly dangerous batch of ecstasy.

Police urge public to hand 'Superman' ecstasy pills in

Police investigating four deaths thought to be linked to a dangerous batch of ecstasy in Suffolk have urged anyone still in possession of them to hand them in.

Police believe the deaths are linked to a 'Superman' pill. Credit: ITV Anglia

The pills are red triangular tablets with a Superman motif on them.

Ipswich Policing Commander Superintendent Louisa Pepper said the “number one priority” for police is to prevent anyone else from coming to harm.

She said: "It’s clear that this drug is highly dangerous and we are urging anyone in possession of them not to take them.

"I can fully understand people's reluctance in this situation, but we are not looking to arrest or prosecute people - they are really dangerous and we are talking about saving lives."

'Superman' pills linked to deaths of three men

Police believe the deaths of three men in Suffolk are linked to a "dangerous batch of drugs" which appeared in the Netherlands last month.

The 'superman' pill which is being linked to the deaths of three people in Suffolk. Credit: SWNS

The pills, believed to be red and triangular with an "S" Superman emblem, had a large concentration of PMMA, which acts more slowly than MDMA.

This can encourage people to take more pills as they do not think it is having an effect.

PMMA can cause a high body temperature and an increased heart rate.

A spokesman for Suffolk Police said this is the first time they have come across pills matching this description.

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