DRUG ALERT – GREEN for Awareness and Information

Date: 25/10/2019
Location of Incident: Peterborough
Drug of concern:   Cannabis
Identified risk: extreme symptoms ranging from non-responsiveness to aggressive behaviours
Source of information: Hospitals and Police
Alert instigated by: Cambridgeshire County Council & Peterborough City Council

In the past 24 hours there have been three presentations at Peterborough Hospital and one in Police custody where the individuals said that they had been using cannabis. They have presented with extreme symptoms ranging from non-responsiveness to aggressive behaviours and one patient needed to be sectioned. Currently the Police are investigating the issue but this is information for organisations so that they are aware of the possibility of similar presentations that could require treatment.

Getting into drug treatment reduces your risk of dying from an overdose. For information, support and advice contact local Cambridgeshire and Peterborough services below.

Cambridgeshire CGL (Adults over 18yrs) 0300 555 0101
Cambridgeshire CASUS (young people) 01480 445316
Peterborough ASPIRE (all ages) 01733 895624