Two teenagers are still in intensive care and four others in hospital after becoming seriously ill from taking drugs. They started hallucinating at a house in Glastonbury after taking 2CB, a drug similar to ecstasy.
Luckily one of their friends hadn't taken the drug and was able to call the emergency services. Watch our interview with Jai Woods below.
Six teenagers from Glastonbury have been taken to hospital after becoming ill from taking drugs. Two are in a serious condition.
Police were called to an address in Northload Street in the early hours of Saturday morning. The six young people were given medical attention at the scene. Three were taken to Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton and the other three to Yeovil hospital.
One man has been arrested on suspicion of possessing Class B drugs and has been released on police bail. A Police investigation is underway.
Police have thanked members of the public for their help after arresting six people during a drugs raid in the Stroud and Dursley areas of Gloucestershire this morning (Thursday July 12th).
Today’s operation was part of our wider work to tackle drugs and firearms offences and to ensure that those involved in illegal activity are put before the courts. We are very grateful for the support of the local community this morning and hope that our actions today reflect the Constabulary’s commitment to combat these offences and keep the county’s streets safe.
– Chief Inspector Andy Wasley
The police are encouraging residents to continue to come forward with information about the use or supply of illegal drugs. People can contact police by dialling 101 or pass on information via Crimestoppers.
A 17-year-old girl was among six people arrested on drugs offences during police raids across Gloucestershire this morning. The teenager and five men, who are all from the Dursley and Stroud areas of the county, remain in police custody.
Firearms officers and specially trained dogs were involved in the search, which uncovered what is believed to be both class A and class B drugs and around £3,500 in cash from a number of addresses. Replica firearms and other replica weapons were also seized from one property.