FEARS are growing that a potentially lethal drug known as “pink ecstasy” is being sold in Gwynedd.
North Wales Police issued a warning about the tablets, also known as “Dr Death” and “pink McDonald’s” after the seizure of a similar drug in the Bangor area on Friday.
Inspector Dewi Jones said: “We are concerned that the drug may be being distributed in the Gwynedd area.
“We are working with hospitals, ambulance staff and pubs and clubs to highlight the dangers."
Merseyside Police believe the drug is being distributed around the country from Merseyside.
The pills are the same size and shape as ecstasy tablets, but are often pink instead of white and usually have the letter “M” on them, though the initial may vary.
The drug in the pill is an amphetamine known as paramethoxyamphetamine, or PMA, can be fatal.
Dr Death acts more slowly than ecstasy, and drug users may therefore be tempted to take more.
A Merseyside man in his 20s has been arrested on suspicion of possession and intent to supply controlled drugs, including "pink ecstasy."
He has been released on bail pending inquiries.
Anyone who comes across "pink ecstasy" is urged not to take it and to call North Wales Police on 101.