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24 April 2013, 14:43
Police are investigating after 3 men and 2 women ended up in hospital in Grimsby after taking drugs.
Police were called to a house on Wentworth Road on Sunday 21 April after they fell ill.
2 people are still described as being in a poorly condition.
Quentin Dowse, Strategic Development Manager, Drug and Alcohol Action Team said:
"The only way to stay safe is not to use recreational drugs at all, whether they are legal or illegal does not mean safe.
"If you don’t know what is in the substance that you are taking, there is no way to predict its effects.
"There may be no ‘high’ as the substance may contain a depressant or a hallucinogen. The people selling these drugs often don’t know, or care, what is in them. The fact that they might be advertised and/or packaged professionally means nothing.
A spokesman for Police in North East Lincolnshire said:
"An investigation is underway to identify not only who is responsible for supplying the drug or drugs which put these five people in hospital but to also try and identify exactly what had been taken.
"We are keen to speak to anyone who was at the address on Wentworth Road before the 5 people were taken away to hospital who may be able to help us determine just what was taken.
The five people taken to hospital, three men aged 28, 31 and 33-years-old and two women aged 23 and 24-years-old remain in hospital at this time.
Two of the men, the 31 and 33-year-old are still in a poorly condition at this time.