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Tiverton teens fall ill after taking suspected ecstasy pills

Four teenagers from Tiverton have fallen ill after taking what's believed to be ecstasy pills. Photo: Devon & Cornwall Police

Two teenagers from Tiverton are in hospital after taking what are believed to be ecstasy pills.

The 14 and 15-year-olds are currently being treated. Two 16-year-olds have also fallen ill.

Officers carried out a warrant after receiving reports of the blue transformer tablets being sold to young people in the area. They found a number of the tablets, along with a small quantity of cannabis.

Police are now urging the public to be aware of the dangers of the drugs.

A 28-year-old man from Tiverton was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply a Class A drug. He has since been released under investigation.

We also want to warn children and young people of the dangers surrounding taking drugs. Safeguarding young people is a priority and we ask parents and carers to speak to their children about the risks associated with taking drugs so that we can help prevent further serious harm to our children and communities across Devon and Cornwall."

– Sergeant Mike Warriner, Tiverton Neighbourhood Team

Anyone with information that may assist the police with their enquiries is asked to email or phone 101, quoting crime reference CR/096555/18.

Crimestoppers can also be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Information on drugs and drug abuse can be found on Talk To Frank.