Doctors and health care leaders today announced a new development in the options for future hospital services in mid and south Essex.
Heart Exclusive: Legal Highs Arrests Following Ban
Heart can reveal since so called 'legal highs' were banned last May - Essex Police have made 9 arrests relating to the supply or possession of the drugs.
Various forms of the drug were found by officers including spice, ching and nitrous oxide - also known as laughing gas.
The drugs are often sold containing unknown substances.
One mum told us how it affected her 21 year old son.
She said "He was coming in at night and going straight to his room. Going out and coming back all hours. Dropped out of school, dropped out of college..dropped out of various jobs."
"He was completely aggressive, non-communicative, his skin changed tone, he looked gaunt."
Nationally 492 arrests have been made as of the 29th December 2016.
Residents are being urged to give their views on the Chelmsford City Growth Package.
A group of 12 men from Essex have been jailed for more than 40 years for a violent attack on a football fan.
Essex Police are carrying out a crack down on knife crime this week.
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