Police issue drug warning

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Police in Buxton have issued a warning about drug misuse after two people died during the weekend.

On Saturday December 22 the body of a 20-year-old woman was found at a flat in Chapel-en-le-Frith. There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding her death but two people were arrested on suspicion of drug offences. They have since been released on police bail.

Then on Sunday December 23 the body of an 18-year-old man was found in a flat on Eagle Parade in Buxton. His death is not being treated as suspicious either. Five people were arrested on suspicion of drug offences after his death.

Inspector Martin Coey said: “While there is nothing to link these two deaths we believe that both people may have taken drugs before they died.

“Anyone who takes drugs needs to be aware that there is no guarantee that the drug is what they think it is. Illegal drugs and so-called legal highs can have different strengths and have different components. All drugs can be dangerous and people who use them should not mix them with alcohol.

“We don’t yet know the cause of these young people’s deaths but we don’t want anyone else to die if we can prevent it.”

Advice about drugs and drug misuse can be found on the SPODA website www.spoda.co.uk or their helpline 0800 068 5718 or the Talk to Frank website www.talktofrank.com.