Glasgow & West Scotland

Drug arrests 'not linked' to Glasgow nightclub death

Mortal Kombat drug Image copyright Scottish Drugs Forum
Image caption Police seized 200 'Mortal Kombat' tablets at a house in Coatbridge

Police have said there is currently "no link" between a number of drug-related arrests and the death of a teenage girl who fell ill at a Glasgow club.

Regane MacColl, 17, from Duntocher, West Dunbartonshire, died in hospital in the early hours of Sunday after attending The Arches venue.

Two men, aged 18 and 20, were held at the nightclub on Sunday.

Two 19-year-old men were also arrested at separate addresses in Coatbridge over the seizure of ecstasy tablets.

On Tuesday, two 22-year-old men were arrested at separate addresses in Larkhall and Clydebank over alleged drug offences.

A 19-year-old woman was also arrested in Clydebank on Sunday.

Police have said that "Mortal Kombat" tablets may be linked to Ms MacColl's death and separate incidents in Glasgow and Ayrshire where four other people became ill.

Club arrests

It has yet to be established how the teenager died and a post mortem examination is due to be held this week.

The two men, aged 18 and 20, were arrested at The Arches in connection with alleged drugs offences in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Both have since appeared at Glasgow Sheriff Court.

Image caption Regane MacColl died after falling ill at The Arches nightclub in Glasgow

A 19-year-old man was arrested on Monday, after 200 "Mortal Kombat" tablets - believed to be ecstasy - were found at a house in Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire,.

The tablets, thought to be worth about £2,000, were found at the house in the town's Tantallon Drive.

The 19-year-old was due to appear at Airdrie Sheriff Court on Tuesday.

In a separate operation on Monday, another 19-year-old man was arrested in Coatbridge after about 160 ecstasy tablets, worth about £1,600, were seized from a house in Drummore Avenue.

The man was later released on an undertaking to appear at a later date.

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