Thai Valium warning issued after Dorset men taken ill

  • 10 February 2013
  • From the section Dorset

Two men were taken to hospital after taking what police said was a "controlled drug" on a night out.

The pair, aged 28 and 41, were taken by ambulance from Ashley Cross in Poole to Poole General Hospital on Saturday after apparently taking Thai Valium.

The older man was sedated and police said he was in a "stable" condition. The younger man regained consciousness but stayed in hospital overnight.

Police have warned the public not to take Thai Valium and hand tablets in.

Police said the drug was believed to come in blue capsules and blister packs of 10.

Det Insp Stewart Dipple said: "It is vital that any members of the public who purchased a similar drug do not take them, and to keep them safe from others.

"They should be safely deposited at a police station, a hospital or medical facility, or a drug clinic."

Police could not confirm if the drug itself or the quantity of tablets taken caused the men to fall ill.

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