Edinburgh man charged over Mortal Kombat tablets

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A 19-year-old man has charged under the Misuse of Drugs Act after Police Scotland seized over 20 ‘Mortal Kombat’ tablets at an Edinburgh nightclub.

Marc Houston, 19, has been charged with drug offences in connection with the recovery of a bag of red-coloured Ecstasy pills known as “mortal kombat”.

Staff at the Liquid Rooms nightclub in Edinburgh called in police on Sunday.

Houston, from Glasgow, made no plea or declaration when he appeared at Edinburgh Sheriff Court yesterday and was released on bail.

His arrest was not being linked to the death of Regane MacColl, 17, who died after taking a mortal kombat tablet at Glasgow nightspot The Arches on Saturday February 1.

Miss MacColl, from Clydebank in West Dunbartonshire, was a pupil at the town’s St Peter the Apostle High School.

Police in the west of Scotland have made three Ecstasy seizures and arrested seven people since February 2 but say they are not currently being linked to her death.