Drug that killed New West teen was MDMA say police

Jun 2 2017, 10:55 pm

New Westminster Police Department (NWPD) has confirmed that the drug linked to the death of a teenage girl last week and resulted in the hospitalization of another was MDMA.

In a release, the police said initial reports had indicated that the pills sold to the teens were a combination of MDMA and a mixture of unknown drugs.

However after a toxicology report from the BC Coroner’s service, the drug was found to be MDMA.

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“MDMA can increase blood pressure and cause body temperature to spike,” said Sgt. Jeff Scott .

“We are urging the public, especially those going out and planning to take recreational drugs to think twice. There is always a risk when taking drugs and the only way of staying safe is to avoid drugs altogether.”

The New Westminster Department Street Crime Unit continues to investigate who the drug dealer is who sold the MDMA to the two New Westminster students.

The NWPD is also encouraging anyone who knows about the case and has not yet spoken to detectives to call non-emergency line at 604-525-5411.