Sunday 25 September 2016

Powerful N-Bomb drug - responsible for spate of deaths internationally - responsible for hospitalisation of six in Cork

Published 21/01/2016 | 12:01

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Testing on hallucinogenic drugs thought responsible for the hospitalisation of six people in Cork has revealed it is not the designer drug 2CB but a powerful and potentially lethal drug with the street name N-Bomb which is thought to have been responsible for a spate of deaths in other countries.

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Reports this week described how an 18-year-old man is in a critical condition after taking drugs at a house party in the Greenmount area of the city.

One student was seen dancing naked on shards of glass unaware of the pain and covered in blood while a young man was collapsed on the ground apparently having a heart attack.

The drugs were tested by Forensic Science Ireland in Garda Headquarters in the Phoenix Park and today it emerged that they are not the ecstasy-derived 2CB but in fact a very potent LSD derived drug which can be lethal in small doses.

Dr Sheila Willis, the Director General of FSI, today told that tests revealed the drug samples were from a family of synthetic psychoactive substances “commonly called Ioda N-Bombs recognised as causing deaths in other countries”.

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