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Man dies after 'dangerous drug incident' in Australia

Several other people were hospitalised and two men have been charged.

Michelle Stenner
Michelle Stenner
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A 27-YEAR-OLD man has died in hospital today after what police described as “a dangerous drug incident” on the Gold Coast in Australia last weekend.

The man was one of several people taken to hospital in a serious condition after allegedly consuming a drug that is believed to have led to his death.

Queensland Police said toxicology results indicated that those tested ingested a cocktail of amphetamine-type substances including MDMA, as well as a synthetic form of LSD also known as ‘n bomb’. Local media reports that people who took the drug experienced severe hallucination.

Superintendent Michelle Stenner warned the community of the serious and potentially fatal effects of taking dangerous drugs.

“Illicit drugs are dangerous and can be deadly. You do not know what you are taking and how you will react.

These drugs are manufactured substances made in backyard laboratories using concocted recipes. What you think you are buying may not be what you are administering.

Two men have been charged with supplying dangerous drugs and investigations are continuing.

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“Illicit drugs are a huge concern to police and we will continue to undertake proactive policing operations targeting illicit drug activities on the Gold Coast,” Stenner said.

Members of the public have been asked to remain cautious and report any suspected drug activity to police.

Comments are closed as two men have been charged. 

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