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Police and ambulance chiefs in drug warning

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: May 11, 2014

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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.”

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