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24 March 2013, 10:03
Several people have had to go to hospital in Hertfordshire after taking an illegal hallucinogenic drug called 'Rocket Fuel'.
Hertfordshire Police have told Heart they are aware of a number of people who fell ill in south west Hertfordshire over the weekend of Friday 22 March and Saturday 23 March 2013 after taking the manufactured drug, which is similar to ecstasy and LSD.
Three people have been arrested as part of the police investigation.
Herts Constabulary have issued a warning to people using the substance.
Detective Inspector Paul Doran said: “It is important we remind members of the public of the serious risks of taking illegal drugs. You could be dicing with death or suffer life changing internal injuries. If you become unwell having taken this please ensure you go to hospital immediately.”
“Drugs have no place in our communities and investigations are currently on-going to find the source of the drug. Anyone involved in any offences will of course be dealt with and I would urge anyone with any information about the supply of this drug to contact Herts Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”