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Party drugs end in hospital

Three people were treated at Tweed Hospital after taking drugs at a party near Murwillumbah.
Three people were treated at Tweed Hospital after taking drugs at a party near Murwillumbah. John Gass

POLICE are warning people about the dangers of drug use after a number of people were admitted to hospital over the weekend after overdosing on drugs.

About 10am on Saturday, a 25-year-old woman was transferred from Murwillumbah to Tweed Hospital suffering an unknown drug overdose.

A 25-year-old man who was with the woman later collapsed - both the man and woman are still in intensive care.

Later that afternoon, a 28-year-old man also attended Tweed Hospital and collapsed.

He is also undergoing intensive care treatment.

During the day, a number of other persons attended Tweed Hospital complaining of similar symptoms.

Investigations have revealed that a number of people may have consumed illicit drugs at a party in the Murwillumbah area.

While the use of any illegal drug is dangerous and potentially fatal, police are urging anyone who has purchased or been offered a liquid substance believed to be gamma-hydroxybutric acid or "fantasy" not to consume it.

Any person who has consumed the liquid or other illicit drugs and who feels unwell, is advised to seek immediate medical attention.

Anyone with information in relation to this matter or with any other drug information should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Topics:  drugs, murwillumbah, party drugs, tweed hospital


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