28 May 2024

Concerns of contaminated drugs after medical incidents in Salisbury

Wiltshire Police are issuing a warning to people in the Salisbury area following concerns regarding a potentially contaminated batch of heroin.

The warning follows three reports of medical incidents, two in the Mill Stream area and one at Old George Mall, between 3pm and 7.30pm yesterday (22nd August 2021).

The police say their investigations are at an early stage, but they believe the three incidents relate to heroin that has been purchased on Sunday 22nd August.

Duty Insp Gavin Nix said, “Our primary message is always to steer well clear of any illegal drug use.

“However, three similar incidents this evening have given us concerns that there may be contaminated drugs in our community which could lead to further illness.

“We believe the drugs have been sold in brown paper bags, and would urge anyone who thinks they may have been dealt this batch of drugs to call us on 101 or 999 in an emergency.

“I’d like to reassure the local community that we are carrying out a detailed investigation to identify those responsible. If you have information which you think could assist our investigation, please call us on 101 and quote log 286 of today’s date”.

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Beth Doherty
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Written by Beth Doherty