V Festival is urgently warning its attendees of a deadly “fake” drug found on site and asking festival goers to avoid using anything sold as ecstasy or MDMA this weekend…
Police said the drug tested at Weston Park in Staffordshire contained chemicals pentylone and N-ethylpentylone — “really serious chemicals that would have a severe adverse effect.” Nausea, vomiting, hypothermia, inability to sleep and agitation are all red flags according to the Staffordshire Police warning.
Overall, the festival has experienced a low level of crime… In its first 24 hours, 13 people were arrested for offenses including drug dealing and theft. Since then, six more drug dealers have been stopped.
“Working with partners and the event organisers, we will continue to provide an extensive and unpredictable policing operation to prevent crime of all types and keep festival-goers safe,” the Staffordshire Police Department stated.
“Remember if you see anything suspicious or are in need of help, please speak to an officer or in an emergency ring 999.”
The first 24 hours of V has seen low levels of crime and an important health warning regarding a dangerous drug. https://t.co/vC0D2qIKj3 pic.twitter.com/ZsBvoCbb2o
— Staffordshire Police (@StaffsPolice) August 19, 2017
More drug dealers have been stopped at #vfestival following excellent undercover work by officers. https://t.co/Ta6qtXDl9A pic.twitter.com/9OOVvmy3Qs
— VFest Staffs Police (@VFestPolice) August 19, 2017
Source: Metro News