A batch super-strength ecstasy pills circulating in North Yorkshire has led to a number children being hospitalised.
Police have issued a “wake-up call” warning to schools in Leyburn, Catterick, Richmond and Bedale, following several health-related incidents at one school related to the Orange Tesla-pressed pills.
Details about the incidents have not been released by authorities. Letters warning the dangers the pills pose have been sent to parents at Richmond School & Sixth Form College, St Francis Xavier School in Richmond, Wensleydale School and Sixth Form in Leyburn, Risedale Sports and Community College in Catterick Garrison, Bedale High School and Northallerton-based Hambleton and Richmondshire Pupil Referral Service.
The tablets are said to contain a potentially fatal dose 240mg MDMA, which is considerably higher than the average ecstasy pill.
Drug safety organisation previously on a identically pressed batch in September 2016.