Bad drug warning issued
Three people were admitted to hospital after taking an
unknown red pill during a night out.
Police have issued a warning after the three suffered a severe
reaction in Maidstone on Saturday night.
The trio all attended the town’s Urban Blue Bus and had
symptoms including significant breathing problems, vomiting, a
racing pulse and a high temperature.
All three required hospital treatment, and admitted to
experimenting with a red, circular or star shaped pill that
they had bought for the first time.
It is is believed to be known as ‘rockstar’.
A fourth person is reported to have taken the pill in Medway on
the same night.
Chief Inspector Jon Bumpus, Maidstone District Commander said:
‘Taking any drug is dangerous and presents health risks, but these
pills in particular appear to be unpredictable and could
potentially have very serious consequences.
"We are carrying out a number of enquiries to glean more
The three have all now been released from hospital.
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