Police warning over toxic drug

ALTHOUGH Lothian and Borders Police have yet to issue anything specific, police across Scotland are warning drug users about the dangers of a potentially fatal substance that is known to be circulating in the UK.

This follows a number of drug related deaths in England over the last few weeks which have been directly associated with pink coloured ‘ecstacy’ type tablets.

PMA (Paramethoxyamphetamine) is a highly toxic stimulant drug that has been found by forensic scientists in tablets that look similar to ectasy tablets. The pills are the same shape and size as an ecstacy tablet but are often pink instead of white and usually have the letter ‘M’ on them, although the logo may vary.

Commenting on behalf of ACPOS, Detective Inspector Tommy Crombie, National Drugs co-ordinator for the Scottish Crime and Drug Enforcement Agency said: “With summer officially here, many people will be heading out to enjoy themselves at various events across the country and they may come across these tablets. I would strongly advise them to avoid any such products and report them to the police.”