Police issues a warning for Ketamine ‘Ecstasy’ pills

A woman died in London after taking the rectangular orange pill.

‘Ecstasy’ pills laced with ketamine are thought to be behind one woman’s death and two men going to hospital in London in the last week.


A woman has died after taking ecstasy in a London nightclub and several other users have fallen seriously ill, prompting a warning by police.

Investigators found a small number of pills at a home in Knights Hill, with analysis showing they contained both ecstasy and the controlled painkiller ketamine, which is taken recreationally to induce a trance-like state.

Orange rectangular pills with no markings were seized from a house in Knights Hill, West Norwood where the woman was taken ill, with police analysis finding they contained MDMA and ketamine.

A 17-year-old boy who is believed to have taken the same pills, was also taken ill at Electric Brixton on September 3 and is currently in a critical condition in hospital.

Police say they suspect a number of people felt the affects of the same pills at the event but left without seeking medical attention.


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