A spokesperson for Dundalk Garda stations has warned that killer ecstasy pills are likely available on the streets of Dundalk.
A new ecstasy- like substance called Paramethoxymethylamphetamine (PMMA) or Paramethoxyamphetamine (PMA), has been linked to the deaths of a number of young people in Ireland in recent weeks. Gardai and the HSE have issued a number of warnings about the drugs.
Speaking to the Dundalk Demcorat. a garda spokesperson said: “The drug is likely on the streets of Dundalk.
“Although ther e are inherent dangers in the misuse of any drugs there is a particular concern at this time regarding this substance.”
The Garda spokesperson said that with the movement of young people and Dundalk’s proximity to Dublin, it is practically certain that the drug is being sold locally.
The pills where this substance has been detected on analysis in recent months are green pills with the logo of an ‘Apple’ embossed on them, green pills with the logo of a ‘Rolex’ symbol and also in white pills with a ‘Mitsubishi’ logo. ‘Ecstasy’ tablets are traditionally expected to contain Methylenedioxymethylamphetamine (MDMA).