Drug danger warning to teenagers

Drug danger warning to teenagers

A 15-year-old local boy has been arrested on suspicion of the supply of Class C Drugs (Xanax).

He was taken to Melksham Police Station for interview but released under investigation.

The police have repeated their warning of the dangers of taking prescription drugs such as Xanax without it being prescribed by a doctor. Xanax can cause cardiac/respiratory difficulties, slow down reactions and the taker feel drowsy, lethargic and forgetful.

The drugs can also lead to problems concentrating, headaches, and vertigo, and are very addictive. When taken with or without alcohol they can slow the heart rate down to dangerous levels.

Inspector Sparrow said: “This drug is reported to be as addictive as heroin and been linked to placing users at risk of significant harm and vulnerability. It is being sold through illegitimate sources at very low prices, making this attractive to young impressionable children. As a parent myself, I think it is my duty to talk to my children on this subject and alert them to the risks and consequences.”

For advice relating to Xanax or any other substances, contact Motiv8 on 0800 169 6136 or email info@dhimotiv8.org.uk.

Anyone with information about supply of Xanax to young people in Salisbury should contact Salisbury CID on 101, or Crimestoppers 0800 555 111 anonymously if preferred.

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