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Danger Drug Warning

By Duncan Bick

POLICE have issued a warning about a class A drug.

Police have issued a drug warning.
Police have issued a drug warning.

PMMA, the street name for para-Methoxymethamphetamine, was recently recovered in Fraserburgh and police are concerned it may be available elsewhere in the North-east.

The drug has been linked to several deaths in mainland Europs and very little is known about it.

It is often sold by dealers as a 'legal high', usually in a tablet form. However, the small quantity recovered in Fraserburgh was a white, solidly compressed powder, quite similar in appearance to 'crack' cocaine.

"It is very worrying that this drug has been found in the region," said Inspector Andy Imray, substance misuse co-ordinator. "Very little is known about this drug and the variety of forms it has been detected in is extremely concerning."

He also said: "Users of any controlled or uncontrolled substance, not only those taking recreational drugs, need to be alert to the presence of PMMA and the very serious risks it presents to their health and wellbeing."

Anyone with any information onthe supply of PMMA can contact the police on 0845 6005700, or the charity Crimestoppers annonymously on 0800 555111.

Anyone who has felt ill after taking PMMA has been urged to seek medical attention.

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