UPDATE: Drugs warning after teenager ends up in intensive care

Dorset Echo: Inspector Mike Darby Inspector Mike Darby

TWO teenagers needed emergency medical treatment after taking a Class A illegal drug called 2CI.

One 17-year-old girl was rushed to hospital and taken into intensive care, with another 15-year-old girl treated by ambulance crews after taking the drug on Saturday night.

The first incident happened at 8.47pm when an ambulance was called after the 17-year-old girl was found unconscious on Tannery Road in Bridport. She was taken to Dorset County Hospital.

The second incident happened two hours later at 10.47pm, when an ambulance was called to the 15-year-old girl on St Mary's View, Bridport. She was given roadside medical care and was taken home by the ambulance crew.

According to the Talk 2 Frank drug advisory service, drugs of the 2C family, known as “Smiles”, have both hallucinogenic and stimulant effects.

They are relatively new in the United Kingdom, with very little medical information about them known.

The drugs have been linked to the death of two teenagers in North Dakota, America.

Now, police have issued a warning following the incident and urged anyone who may have the drugs not to take them and to hand them in to police. They are also appealing for information regarding who is dealing the drugs.

Mike Darby, Bridport Police Inspector, said: “This is a very worrying trend.

“If people have these pills just don't take them.

“We need to get them analysed. We don't know enough about it. We don't know what's in it. The risk of harm is very high.

“If someone is concerned that they may have these controlled drugs hand them into police and if they know who is selling them and dealing them we need to find that person as soon as possible.

“We are obviously very concerned about the people who take it and the possible impact it can have.”

Police now believe a batch of the Class A hallucinogenic drug is now circulating around the town and are warning youngsters not to take them.

Insp Darby added: “This girl could have died.

“Drug deaths are not uncommon. We have them in Weymouth and Bournemouth almost on a weekly basis.

“When people are taking Class A drugs and they don't know what impact it is going to have on them it is extremely dangerous.

“We are trying to get the message across that these drugs are really dangerous. They don't even know what is inside of them.

“They are synthetic drugs and hallucinogenic and could easily kill people.”

James Ward-Rice, area youth worker for Dorset County Council, said: “It is always concerning to be reminded of the dangers associated to drug use.

“Due to the range and scope of new synthetic drugs, it is becoming increasingly difficult for young people to know what they are taking and the effect it may have on them both now and in the future.

“The best message we can give is that avoiding synthetic drugs will ensure you avoid the associate risks and stay safe.”

 

Drugs 2C Family

Drugs of the 2C family, such as 2CB, 2CT-7, 2CI and 2CE, have both psychedelic/hallucinogenic and stimulant effects. Their effects are a cross between ecstasy and LSD.

Its street name is “Smiles”, and as hallucinogens they can make the user see objects and reality in a distorted way and may cause hallucinations.

As stimulants they can make you feel awake and alert and may cause changes in your emotions.

These drugs are relatively new to the market and are not widely available in the UK. Currently there's very little medical information about them.

Following taking the drug, side effects include headaches and nausea can occur and at higher doses, users may feel confused, agitated or delirious.

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3:48pm Mon 7 Apr 14

cosmick says...

Maybe when she comes out of hospital she would of had a hard lesson , But i sometimes wonder with the teenagers today. THICK.
Maybe when she comes out of hospital she would of had a hard lesson , But i sometimes wonder with the teenagers today. THICK. cosmick
  • Score: -8

5:45pm Mon 7 Apr 14

JamesYoung says...

Legalise. Regulate. Tax.
I personally don't like drugs, but they are available on every street corner, at every school and in every pub. In this case, incidents like this will continue to happen while criminals control the quality of the product.
Legalise. Regulate. Tax. I personally don't like drugs, but they are available on every street corner, at every school and in every pub. In this case, incidents like this will continue to happen while criminals control the quality of the product. JamesYoung
  • Score: 10

8:01am Tue 8 Apr 14

portlandboi says...

Drugs being illegal is a massive mistake that the government will never make a massive u - turn on. The "legal highs" you get nowadays are much more dangerous than the real thing and the only reason you get legal highs is because of illegal drugs. I legal drugs is a multi billion pound market one of the biggest markets in the world and at the moment only the dealers at the top are making the money .

For my children's sake so they don't grow up in a dangerous world with dangerous drugs and drug dealers carrying guns

LEGALISE ALL DRUGS
REGULATE THEM
THIS WILL

COMPLETELY ERADICATE DRUG DEALERS
MASSIVELY REDUCE CRIME
GENERATE REVENUE
AND IT WILL MAKE DRUGS SAFER AND STOP DEATHS FROM DRUGS
Drugs being illegal is a massive mistake that the government will never make a massive u - turn on. The "legal highs" you get nowadays are much more dangerous than the real thing and the only reason you get legal highs is because of illegal drugs. I legal drugs is a multi billion pound market one of the biggest markets in the world and at the moment only the dealers at the top are making the money . For my children's sake so they don't grow up in a dangerous world with dangerous drugs and drug dealers carrying guns LEGALISE ALL DRUGS REGULATE THEM THIS WILL COMPLETELY ERADICATE DRUG DEALERS MASSIVELY REDUCE CRIME GENERATE REVENUE AND IT WILL MAKE DRUGS SAFER AND STOP DEATHS FROM DRUGS portlandboi
  • Score: 12

5:11pm Tue 8 Apr 14

tymeaustin says...

Omg they must be so cool. I bet everybody at their high school are talking and spreading rumors about their overdose. I bet everyone is talking about them. They are so cool. I wanna overdose with my friends so our high school will talk about us
Omg they must be so cool. I bet everybody at their high school are talking and spreading rumors about their overdose. I bet everyone is talking about them. They are so cool. I wanna overdose with my friends so our high school will talk about us tymeaustin
  • Score: -7

6:38pm Tue 8 Apr 14

FreddyF says...

tymeaustin wrote:
Omg they must be so cool. I bet everybody at their high school are talking and spreading rumors about their overdose. I bet everyone is talking about them. They are so cool. I wanna overdose with my friends so our high school will talk about us
Sick.
[quote][p][bold]tymeaustin[/bold] wrote: Omg they must be so cool. I bet everybody at their high school are talking and spreading rumors about their overdose. I bet everyone is talking about them. They are so cool. I wanna overdose with my friends so our high school will talk about us[/p][/quote]Sick. FreddyF
  • Score: -1

2:52am Wed 9 Apr 14

westbaywonder says...

portlandboi wrote:
Drugs being illegal is a massive mistake that the government will never make a massive u - turn on. The "legal highs" you get nowadays are much more dangerous than the real thing and the only reason you get legal highs is because of illegal drugs. I legal drugs is a multi billion pound market one of the biggest markets in the world and at the moment only the dealers at the top are making the money .

For my children's sake so they don't grow up in a dangerous world with dangerous drugs and drug dealers carrying guns

LEGALISE ALL DRUGS
REGULATE THEM
THIS WILL

COMPLETELY ERADICATE DRUG DEALERS
MASSIVELY REDUCE CRIME
GENERATE REVENUE
AND IT WILL MAKE DRUGS SAFER AND STOP DEATHS FROM DRUGS
"For my childrens sake so they dont grow up in a dangerous world"

What planet do you live on then love?..

Too late, learn to survive in the hell that is the modern world ,if your scared for your kids,why have them?
[quote][p][bold]portlandboi[/bold] wrote: Drugs being illegal is a massive mistake that the government will never make a massive u - turn on. The "legal highs" you get nowadays are much more dangerous than the real thing and the only reason you get legal highs is because of illegal drugs. I legal drugs is a multi billion pound market one of the biggest markets in the world and at the moment only the dealers at the top are making the money . For my children's sake so they don't grow up in a dangerous world with dangerous drugs and drug dealers carrying guns LEGALISE ALL DRUGS REGULATE THEM THIS WILL COMPLETELY ERADICATE DRUG DEALERS MASSIVELY REDUCE CRIME GENERATE REVENUE AND IT WILL MAKE DRUGS SAFER AND STOP DEATHS FROM DRUGS[/p][/quote]"For my childrens sake so they dont grow up in a dangerous world" What planet do you live on then love?.. Too late, learn to survive in the hell that is the modern world ,if your scared for your kids,why have them? westbaywonder
  • Score: -5

2:53am Wed 9 Apr 14

westbaywonder says...

portlandboi wrote:
Drugs being illegal is a massive mistake that the government will never make a massive u - turn on. The "legal highs" you get nowadays are much more dangerous than the real thing and the only reason you get legal highs is because of illegal drugs. I legal drugs is a multi billion pound market one of the biggest markets in the world and at the moment only the dealers at the top are making the money .

For my children's sake so they don't grow up in a dangerous world with dangerous drugs and drug dealers carrying guns

LEGALISE ALL DRUGS
REGULATE THEM
THIS WILL

COMPLETELY ERADICATE DRUG DEALERS
MASSIVELY REDUCE CRIME
GENERATE REVENUE
AND IT WILL MAKE DRUGS SAFER AND STOP DEATHS FROM DRUGS
"For my childrens sake so they dont grow up in a dangerous world"

What planet do you live on then love?..

Too late, learn to survive in the hell that is the modern world ,if your scared for your kids,why have them?
[quote][p][bold]portlandboi[/bold] wrote: Drugs being illegal is a massive mistake that the government will never make a massive u - turn on. The "legal highs" you get nowadays are much more dangerous than the real thing and the only reason you get legal highs is because of illegal drugs. I legal drugs is a multi billion pound market one of the biggest markets in the world and at the moment only the dealers at the top are making the money . For my children's sake so they don't grow up in a dangerous world with dangerous drugs and drug dealers carrying guns LEGALISE ALL DRUGS REGULATE THEM THIS WILL COMPLETELY ERADICATE DRUG DEALERS MASSIVELY REDUCE CRIME GENERATE REVENUE AND IT WILL MAKE DRUGS SAFER AND STOP DEATHS FROM DRUGS[/p][/quote]"For my childrens sake so they dont grow up in a dangerous world" What planet do you live on then love?.. Too late, learn to survive in the hell that is the modern world ,if your scared for your kids,why have them? westbaywonder
  • Score: 0

3:01am Wed 9 Apr 14

westbaywonder says...

Best these teenagers stick to Red Bull and fags in future,far safer than a 2CI/Smilie what?
Best these teenagers stick to Red Bull and fags in future,far safer than a 2CI/Smilie what? westbaywonder
  • Score: -3

6:36am Wed 9 Apr 14

portlandboi says...

westbaywonder wrote:
portlandboi wrote:
Drugs being illegal is a massive mistake that the government will never make a massive u - turn on. The "legal highs" you get nowadays are much more dangerous than the real thing and the only reason you get legal highs is because of illegal drugs. I legal drugs is a multi billion pound market one of the biggest markets in the world and at the moment only the dealers at the top are making the money .

For my children's sake so they don't grow up in a dangerous world with dangerous drugs and drug dealers carrying guns

LEGALISE ALL DRUGS
REGULATE THEM
THIS WILL

COMPLETELY ERADICATE DRUG DEALERS
MASSIVELY REDUCE CRIME
GENERATE REVENUE
AND IT WILL MAKE DRUGS SAFER AND STOP DEATHS FROM DRUGS
"For my childrens sake so they dont grow up in a dangerous world"

What planet do you live on then love?..

Too late, learn to survive in the hell that is the modern world ,if your scared for your kids,why have them?
All i'm saying is drugs being illegal makes the world a much worse place to live in than if they were legal. If you need it explaining to you why I can do but I would of thought most people could work out why pretty easy.
[quote][p][bold]westbaywonder[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]portlandboi[/bold] wrote: Drugs being illegal is a massive mistake that the government will never make a massive u - turn on. The "legal highs" you get nowadays are much more dangerous than the real thing and the only reason you get legal highs is because of illegal drugs. I legal drugs is a multi billion pound market one of the biggest markets in the world and at the moment only the dealers at the top are making the money . For my children's sake so they don't grow up in a dangerous world with dangerous drugs and drug dealers carrying guns LEGALISE ALL DRUGS REGULATE THEM THIS WILL COMPLETELY ERADICATE DRUG DEALERS MASSIVELY REDUCE CRIME GENERATE REVENUE AND IT WILL MAKE DRUGS SAFER AND STOP DEATHS FROM DRUGS[/p][/quote]"For my childrens sake so they dont grow up in a dangerous world" What planet do you live on then love?.. Too late, learn to survive in the hell that is the modern world ,if your scared for your kids,why have them?[/p][/quote]All i'm saying is drugs being illegal makes the world a much worse place to live in than if they were legal. If you need it explaining to you why I can do but I would of thought most people could work out why pretty easy. portlandboi
  • Score: 2

10:29am Wed 9 Apr 14

westbaywonder says...

I dont need it explaining, i suggest you seek out the real agenda as to why drugs are kept illegal.
Personally i dont give a stuff about your or anyone,s kids.
If these kids were stupid enough to put stuff in their mouths they had not got a clue as to what it was, then tough !
They will learn the hard way.
I dont need it explaining, i suggest you seek out the real agenda as to why drugs are kept illegal. Personally i dont give a stuff about your or anyone,s kids. If these kids were stupid enough to put stuff in their mouths they had not got a clue as to what it was, then tough ! They will learn the hard way. westbaywonder
  • Score: -3

11:23am Wed 9 Apr 14

jjlad2 says...

Do people think legalising drugs are going to make things better??? if so, you are on a differant planet. you may well take out the dealer, but the majority of drug users still need to fund thier habit which in turn keeps the crime rate up or do you think we should give them free prescriptions. the more easier it is to get drugs will also effect the extra burden on the NHS as it will encourage more usage, and in turn more problems, as for the tax it will generate, pointless, as just like booze and ordinary fags, people will then start to smuggle to avoid it.
Unfortuantley thier is no easy answer, Fags, Booze and fuel are the big contributors to the British Tax system, they are also the biggest problems to the NHS. i wonder what savings would be if they totalley banned fags and booze? (Hope not as i do like my Friday pint or 2)
Do people think legalising drugs are going to make things better??? if so, you are on a differant planet. you may well take out the dealer, but the majority of drug users still need to fund thier habit which in turn keeps the crime rate up or do you think we should give them free prescriptions. the more easier it is to get drugs will also effect the extra burden on the NHS as it will encourage more usage, and in turn more problems, as for the tax it will generate, pointless, as just like booze and ordinary fags, people will then start to smuggle to avoid it. Unfortuantley thier is no easy answer, Fags, Booze and fuel are the big contributors to the British Tax system, they are also the biggest problems to the NHS. i wonder what savings would be if they totalley banned fags and booze? (Hope not as i do like my Friday pint or 2) jjlad2
  • Score: -2

7:23pm Wed 9 Apr 14

portlandboi says...

jjlad2 wrote:
Do people think legalising drugs are going to make things better??? if so, you are on a differant planet. you may well take out the dealer, but the majority of drug users still need to fund thier habit which in turn keeps the crime rate up or do you think we should give them free prescriptions. the more easier it is to get drugs will also effect the extra burden on the NHS as it will encourage more usage, and in turn more problems, as for the tax it will generate, pointless, as just like booze and ordinary fags, people will then start to smuggle to avoid it.
Unfortuantley thier is no easy answer, Fags, Booze and fuel are the big contributors to the British Tax system, they are also the biggest problems to the NHS. i wonder what savings would be if they totalley banned fags and booze? (Hope not as i do like my Friday pint or 2)
Once drugs become illegal the price will come down massively so yes CRIME WILL GO DOWN also they can become taxed so the government will MAKE MONEY also there is only a handful of drugs if not only 3 drugs people committed crime to get this is ALCOHOL CRANK AND HEROIN the rest are used mainly occasionly and paid for by working people
[quote][p][bold]jjlad2[/bold] wrote: Do people think legalising drugs are going to make things better??? if so, you are on a differant planet. you may well take out the dealer, but the majority of drug users still need to fund thier habit which in turn keeps the crime rate up or do you think we should give them free prescriptions. the more easier it is to get drugs will also effect the extra burden on the NHS as it will encourage more usage, and in turn more problems, as for the tax it will generate, pointless, as just like booze and ordinary fags, people will then start to smuggle to avoid it. Unfortuantley thier is no easy answer, Fags, Booze and fuel are the big contributors to the British Tax system, they are also the biggest problems to the NHS. i wonder what savings would be if they totalley banned fags and booze? (Hope not as i do like my Friday pint or 2)[/p][/quote]Once drugs become illegal the price will come down massively so yes CRIME WILL GO DOWN also they can become taxed so the government will MAKE MONEY also there is only a handful of drugs if not only 3 drugs people committed crime to get this is ALCOHOL CRANK AND HEROIN the rest are used mainly occasionly and paid for by working people portlandboi
  • Score: 2

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