Saturday 18 November 2017

Boy (14) suffers kidney failure after consuming 'Darth Vader' drug

PSNI (stock photo)
PSNI (stock photo)

Michael McHugh

A teenager has suffered kidney failure after consuming a drug known as Darth Vader, police said.

The 14-year-old boy reportedly took just half a tablet in Holywood, Co Down, on Saturday.

He is being treated in hospital.

The substance has not been identified.

A 17-year-old was arrested on Sunday for questioning about possession of a class A controlled drug, and possession with intent to supply.

The PSNI has issued a public warning about the tablets which contain an "as yet unidentified" substance.

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