A man has been charged with drugs offences after a number of blue tablets were seized by officers in Brighton this weekend.
Police were alerted to several people being admitted to the Royal Sussex County Hospital on Friday night (June 19) and Saturday morning (June 20) with similar symptoms. It is thought the cases are linked to some blue pills circulating in the area.
Tamer Elsherif, 47, unemployed, of Southover Street, Brighton, was arrested and charged with two counts of possession with intent to supply a controlled drug.
He has been remanded in custody to appear before Brighton Magistrates’ Court on Monday (June 22).
A total of 154 blue pills have also been seized as part of the investigation. Police would like to remind everyone of the dangers of taking unknown pills, and strongly advises anyone to safely dispose of any of these tablets they may have.
If anyone has any information regarding these incidents or tablets, please contact Sussex Police online or by calling 101 quoting serial 161 of 20/06.
Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.