Several festivalgoers fell ill and some had to be taken to hospital after taking “super-strength” MDMA pills at the Weekender festival.
According to a Home Affairs spokesperson, the music event attendees had taken ‘Skype’ tablets, which had been the subject of previous warnings.
On Saturday, a number of people required treatment onsite by paramedics and St. John Ambulance after taking Skype, while a further two people were forced to go to hospital.
They have since been discharged.
Pictured: Ashleigh Thomas Green, whose death last month was linked to MDMA.
The news comes despite an alert issued in advance of the festival following the death of 29-year-old Ashleigh Thomas Green.
In it, the Drugs and Alcohol Service warned that batches of high-strength versions of MDMA – also known as ecstasy – had been circulating in the island under the names Skype, Donkey Kong and Ninja Turtles.
Medical Officer for Health Dr Susan Turnbull likened taking the Class A pill to playing “Russian roulette with your life.”
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