A Bristol nightclub has warned that “extremely strong” pills emblazoned with the word Tesla are currently in circulation across the city.
Motion put out a warning on its Facebook and Instagram pages yesterday (July 29) which said: “We are aware of some extra strength pills in Bristol.
“Please be careful wherever you go this weekend – please stay safe and look after each other.”
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The post included an image of a Tesla-themed blue pill, with the header “warning, extremely strong pills in circulation”.
The post also encouraged people to seek help if they feel unwell, adding people won’t be judged.
It said: “You won’t be judged if you or a friend feels unwell.
“Please speak to a member of bar staff, medic or security team straight away.
“They will help and look after you.”
The nightclub received praise on the Facebook comments for putting out such a warning.
One person wrote: “Well done Motion Bristol, great post…everyone needs to look after each other.”
And another said: “Well done Motion Bristol, more venues should follow your lead. Big respect.”
While another one wrote: “This is a great post. No shaming just supporting. Bravo.”
The Loop – a not for profit CIC which provides drug safety testing – provides advice on its website regarding pills.
It asks people to consider taking just a quarter of a pill or a small dab of powder and waiting at least an hour before taking any more.
It states: “Many pills in circulation contain a large amount of MDMA – sometimes up to 3x an average adult dose.
“Pills that look the same, even from the same batch, may have different contents.
“It may take longer to feel the effects. Always start with a small dose and wait for the effects to hit, this can take 90 minutes or more.”
Other advice from the Loop includes avoid mixing with other drugs and sipping water regularly. You can read the full advice from the Loop here.
Under UK law, ecstasy (MDMA) is a class A drug, with the maximum penalty for possession being up to seven years in prison, an unlimited fine or both.
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