Donald Trump ECSTASY PILLS with deadly MDMA levels found in circulation at UK festivals
Drug testing charity The Loop revealed the dangerous tablets being sold at Lost VIllage Festival
12:45, 27 AUG 2018Updated12:47, 27 AUG 2018
Police have warned about deadly Donald Trump pills in circulation at UK music festivals (Image: wearetheloop/Twitter)
Sinister super strength ecstasy tablets in the shape of DONALD TRUMP have been found circulating at UK music festivals this weekend.
The bright orange pills, which appear to show the US President’s face and the word ‘Trump’ on the back, were on sale to music lovers on Saturday and Sunday.
Also discovered were notorious ‘Blue Punisher’ tablets , which are three times stronger than regular Ecstasy tablets.
Further pills were discovered at live music events claiming to be MDMA, but instead found to contain a substance which can cause temporary pyschosis.
Drug testing charity The Loop , which is present at events throughout the summer, has issued alerts about the strong pills.
The volunteers use high-tec devices to test the drugs they are given by festival goers (Image: David Burke / Daily Mirror)
A volunteer chemist tests the substance that has been handed in (Image: David Burke / Daily Mirror)
It discovered the Trump and Blue Punisher tablets at Lost Village Festival, but said they are in circulation across the UK.
The tweet explains that the tablets contain between 270mg to 290mg of MDMA – commonly known as Ecstasy – which can be deadly.
The Loop posted: “Seek medical attention if unwell & look after each other.”
The blue ‘punisher’ pills contain three to four times more MDMA than usual (Image: Manchester Evening News WS)
We have tested blue Punishers & orange Donald Trump pills in circulation @lostvillagefest with high levels of MDMA (270+mg, c.3x an average adult dose). Seek medical attention if unwell & look after each other. #LoopAlert #TimeToTest
And Angela Williams, Assistant Chief Constable at West Yorkshire Police, revealed there had been a record drug call at the Leeds Festival this weekend.
She posted pictures of tablets seized at the music event, writing: “With our drugs expert Jamie at Leeds Fest watching various drugs that have been seized, being tested. A record year this year for the seizure of illegal drugs-the dogs are working flat out.
“Don’t risk your health or your future please.”
Festivalgoers have been urged to ‘act responsibly’ after it emerged a batch of super strength Ecstasy pills are in circulation (Image: Manchester Evening News)
Opiod MPTP – about which very little is known – was also found at Creamfields Festival and Manchester Pride over the weekend.
The industrial hair dye hardening agent was first identified two years ago being sold as a recreational drug, and is occasionally sold as Ecstasy.
The Loop says that since 2010, Ecstasy-related deaths have increased eightfold, while deaths caused by cocaine have tripled since 2011.
Despite this, it said new generations of young people start to experiment, unaware of the dangers they are putting themselves in.
Drugs testing charity The Loop urged festival goers to seek medical help if they feel unwell (Image: Manchester Evening News WS)
Bosses at Southwest 4 Festival in London – where the charity was carrying out tests on substances – warned that N-ethylentylone was being sold as Ecstasy, but causes horrific side effects.
The festival tweeted: “This can look exactly like MDMA but causes anxiety, paranoia and insomnia for 24-72 hours after the initial effects wear off.
“Some cases develop temporary psychosis. Seek medical attention if you feel unwell.”
The Loop, which receives no government funding, has appealed for support to help it expand the service it offers to nightclubs and festivals across the country.
Criminologist Professor Fiona Measham, who founded The Loop, told Mirror Online earlier this year: “We have the highest drug related drug death rates in Europe, and the highest on record.
“The key is that we’re moving in the wrong direction.”
Criminologist Fiona Measham, founder of The Loop, warned many festivalgoers are oblivious about what they’re buying (Image: The Loop)
She said that a reduction in drug prevention funding, as well as the availability of dangerous drugs on the Dark Web, were among the causes.
Volunteers are present at around 10 music festivals a year, carrying out tests on drugs available on the site.
This means they can provide real-time warnings about dangerous pills.
Prof Measham said around half of the people who bring drugs to be tested have already taken a substance and are having a bad experience.
Their ages range between 16 and 72.
Prof Measham said: “We’re finding out from people what they’ve bought, and what they thought they’d bought.
“Sometimes we’re finding they’ve been ripped off, but sometimes we’re finding they’re being put in danger.”