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Ecstasy, cocaine and amphetamine seized by police at Runcorn dance festival
POLICE hailed Creamfields a ‘success’ after many drugs targeted before the festival were seized before getting into the event.
Officers confiscated amounts of PMA, earmarked as posing a potentially fatal risk to users. There were no deaths reported.
PMA is an amphetamine often mistaken for ecstasy and it was found in green pills with a Rolex watch stamp.
Ecstasy and cocaine were among the most common drugs taken by police. MCAT and ketamine were also found.
DC Jamie Thompson, of Cheshire Police’s drug unit, said around 600 packets of drugs were also left in amnesty bins.
The bins offer carriers the chance to dump illegal substances without being arrested.
“We are getting better at what we do and have a more targeted approach,” said DC Thompson.
“Unfortunately some people still aren’t heeding the warnings.
“Our main aim was for everyone to be safe and I think we achieved that.”
More than 80 people were arrested, double the amount compared to Creamfields in 2012, with police yet to confirm how many will be charged.
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