A police spokesman said: "Illicit drugs are unstable, unpredictable and extremely dangerous as this outcome shows, often the content of the drugs is unknown but they could contain dangerous chemicals and people need to understand the devastating effect they can have. I would strongly advise people to avoid illicit drugs and report any information to the police."
On the Drug Dictionary, I found 173 drug slang terms starting with 'M'.
When I reached mortal combat, I learned it was a high potency heroin.
Why do young people take these risks with their lives? I don't understand what they hope to gain. Peer group pressure plays a big role. We can't turn a blind eye to this influence. My own experience with teenage children has shown how hard it is to sway them.
Okay, I've never taken an illegal drug. The closest thing I got to was drinking Coke a Cola in the 50s. I've since learned that, cocaine was an ingredient in the popular fizzy drink. Not that I felt any effect.
I've never smoked either. I guess I'm too sensible.
I do remember the buzz of life as a teenager—the certainty that life should be lived to the full, that I held the balance between life and death—recklessness. Perhaps this is what drives decent young people to indulge in questionable drugs.