HSE Reveal Quantity Of Drugs Handed Into Electric Picnic ‘Surrender Bins’

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Forty-six drug samples were handed anonymously into HSE ‘surrender bins‘ at Electric Picnic.

Of the total, eleven were Ecstasy pills, eight items were MDMA powder, six were cocaine powder with five containing ketamine powder among others.

This pilot programme took place in early September, the warning labels are particularly memorable.

Three warnings were issued in total, and the HSE says they absolutely took off in terms of impressions on social media.

Two related to MDMA pills and powders, the purple skull shaped pills for example were identified as having twice the average adult dose.

The third warning with orange alert banners was issued on the Sunday and related to a substance called three CMC in white crystals.

This potent stimulant is sometimes sold as MDMA in Britain but side effects included prolonged stimulation, suicidal feelings, insomnia. psychosis. negative come downs and even cravings which are a concern with potential overdosing.

39 substances were analysed locally, the rest were checked at the National Drug Treatment Lab afterwards.

Of the total 42 were identified and analysed however the contents of four samples left in the so-called surrender bins are still unconfirmed.