Man arrested as ‘Rockstar’ drug puts 7 in hospital

AN 18-year-old man has been arrested after seven people were treated in hospital due to taking a potentially deadly drug known as ‘Rockstar’.

He is due to appear at Airdrie Sheriff Court on Tuesday.

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The red or yellow tablets, being sold as ecstasy, are known to be circulating in the Lanarkshire area. Strathclyde Police have issued a public warning about the dangers of the substance, which officers said had made a number of young people seriously ill.

Chief Inspector Fraser Lamb said: “These substances are unreliable, unpredictable and potentially very dangerous.”

All those taken to hospital have since been allowed home.