Man dies from 'severe reaction' to MDMA days after the authorities warned of a strong batch of the drug circulating in Jersey

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A 29-YEAR-OLD man has died from a suspected 'severe reaction' to MDMA.


Paramedics were called to a residential address in St Helier in the early hours of Sunday and treated the man at the scene before transferring him to hospital.

He died on Monday morning.

Investigations that followed uncovered a 'significant quantity' of cannabis resin and MDMA at the address, the States police have said.

On Monday morning two people – a 44-year-old woman and a 28-year-old man – were both arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply. They remain in police custody while investigations continue.

The death comes just days after the authorities warned about high-strength ‘Skype’ MDMA tablets circulating in the Island. At the moment there is no link between the Skype-branded tablets and the death.

Acting Chief Inspector Mark Hafey said: 'If confirmed as being caused by MDMA, this man’s death is a tragic reminder of the risks involved in taking these illegal substances. It’s impossible to know what they contain or how your body will react.

'We are aware of extremely strong and dangerous forms of MDMA available in Jersey at this time and ask potential users to consider these risks before they put themselves in harm’s way.'


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