The HSE Public Health Department in the North West have issued a warning after a number of people have required medical treatment medical treatment/intervention as a result of taking substances including an ecstasy like substance known as Double Cross and/or Double Black.
One man is dead and four others were taken to hospital after a house party in St Johnston.
The Public Health Department is advising that people should not take these substances and if their friends are in possession of these that they should not be consumed. Those who take drugs should be specifically warned of potential dangers linked to these substances or using drugs in combinations.
It is important that anyone displaying negative side effects following the use of drugs seek medical help immediately.