POLICE have issued a warning to drug users in Carmarthenshire to take extra care following reports of a particularly harmful batch of very strong illicit diazepam.

It comes after a long term illicit diazepam user was hospitalised after taking the drug yesterday.

A Dyfed-Powys Police spokesperson said: “The effects of this very strong illicit diazepam include slurred speech, falling, and long periods of memory loss, and therefore could be dangerous to anyone taking it. We would appeal to drug users to seek medical attention immediately should they become unwell.


“Please share this information with anyone that you believe could come into contact with these drugs.”

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