DRUG users in Burton were urged to be ‘extra careful’ by police and ambulance chiefs following a spate of incidents over the weekend.
Staffordshire Police and West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) issued the plea following three separate incidents involving suspected heroin users across the area, which saw a 37-year-old woman die over the weekend.
Detective Inspector Dan Ison from Staffordshire Police said: “There is a strong indication that drug use was a factor for of these incidents.
Lee Carter, duty manager for WMAS, said: “Drug users are urged to take extra care following these incidents.
“Symptoms to look out for are the drug takers breathing becoming very erratic and then slowing down to a point where they stop breathing completely.
“The person then goes into cardiac arrest where their heart stops beating.
“Anyone witnessing this should immediately call 999 for medical help.”