Enquiries ongoing after five hospitalised in ‘legal high’ drug scare in Lincoln

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Police are working with Lincoln charity Addaction to raise awareness after a batch of ‘legal highs’ hospitalised five people in one night in Lincoln.

The drug, Black Mamba, saw five people in Lincoln taken to hospital on Friday, February 3, as a result of a suspected reaction to the synthetic cannabis ‘legal high’.

There are concerns that a particularly harmful batch of the product is currently in circulation in the city.

Police have confirmed that none of the people are seriously ill and enquiries into the drug are ongoing.

A ban on the production, supply and importation of legal highs was rolled out across England and Wales last year after Lincoln became the first city in the UK to crack down on the substances.

The police hope that by working with Addaction they are able to raise awareness about the potentially dangerous drug.

Anyone with any information are asked to call 101 quoting reference number 341 of February 2.