26th May, 2019

Police warning over deadly ecstasy tablets

Worcester Editorial 5th Jan, 2015 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016

POLICE are warning people about the dangers of taking illegal drugs without knowing what is in them following the deaths of four men over the last fortnight.

A 27-year-old man was found dead at a property in Telford last Thursday (January 1) and West Mercia Police believe it could have been a result of taking an ecstasy tablet described as a red triangle shape with a superman sign on it.

The drug is also being linked to the deaths of three young men in Suffolk and there are fears it could still be circulating in the West Mercia region.

Damian Malolepszy, 28, has since been charged with being concerned in the supply of ecstasy in relation to the Telford death and possession with intent to supply a controlled drug of Class A – Methylamphetamine.

Detective Chief Inspector Sean Paley said: “It is not only illegal to buy and sell drugs but can also be very dangerous.

“We are urging the public not to be tempted to take illegal drugs – you don’t know what they are made of or where they have come from.

“We are eager to hear from anyone who has been offered drugs in the Telford area recently. Alert police so that we can remove these dangerous drugs off the streets.”

Anyone with information on the death is asked to call West Mercia Police on 101.

Alternatively, the independent charity, Crimestoppers, can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org

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