Warning over ‘strong’ MDMA pills after Chichester man’s collapse

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Police have issued a warning over strong orange pills after a man from Chichester collapsed after taking the drug MDMA.

The 22-year-old collapsed in Market Square, Petworth, at 12.45pm on Sunday and was rushed to hospital for treatment, police said.

He was in a serious condition but has improved and is now making a recovery, police said.

Detective Constable Andrea Watts said: “Taking drugs in any form is dangerous, particularly when the user does not know the purity of the drug.

“We are issuing a warning about any MDMA pills orange ‘TESLA’ tablet.

“We have arrested one man and are continuing to investigate.”

Police are warning drug users about a strong pill which was taken in Petworth at the weekend.

According to police, a 23-year-old from Chichester was arrested on suspicion of a class A drug (MDMA) and a 17-year-old boy from Petworth has been arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply a class A drug (MDMA).

They have both been released under investigation.