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Lethal new psychoactive substance

Jersey's Alcohol and Drugs Service and the police are worried about the potentially fatal new psychoactive substance known as CHMICA or CHMINACA.

It could be available on the islands' streets.

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Deadly drugs warning

A warning is being issued about the potentially fatal 'new psychoactive substance' known as CHMICA or CHMINACA.

Jersey's Alcohol and Drugs Service and the police are worried the drug could be available on the islands' streets.

We are told the drug has similar effects to cannabis but is one hundred times stronger.

It has been linked to deaths in Europe but there are no known deaths in Jersey.

The drug can cause convulsions, raised blood pressure, heart attacks and psychoses.

This is one of the most dangerous synthetic cannabinoids that we have seen in Jersey so far because of the unpredictable and potentially fatal effects it can have.

– Michael Gafoor, Director of the Alcohol and Drug Service

Anyone who has used the drug is advised to seek medical help.

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