Police warning on ‘prescribed drugs’ after two Pembrokeshire youths require medical attention

By Paul Evans   |   Content editor   |
Sunday 26th June 2022 10:50 am
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Police are warning that taking prescription drugs not prescribed to you can be dangerous after two youths in Pembrokeshire needed medical attention.

The youths, from the Haverfordwest area, were taken to hospital overnight, Friday, June 24 and Saturday, June 25, after taking a prescribed drug, believed to be Amitriptyline.

Police are urging anyone who has been offered the medication not to take it as the side effects could be serious.

Inspector Reuben Palin said: “We are aware of youths using prescription drugs not prescribed to them. We believe the youths had been in each other’s company. Like all drug abuse, using prescription drugs for the wrong reasons has serious risks for a person's health.

“We would appeal to anyone who becomes unwell to seek medical attention immediately.

“Please share this information with anyone that you believe could come into contact with these drugs.”

To seek advice and support, visit https://barod.cymru/where-to-get-help/west-wales-services/ddas-dyfed-drug-and-alcohol-service/. Please be aware that some services may operate an automated service outside office hours.

In an emergency, or if you think someone’s life is at risk, always dial 999.


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