Man, 36, dies and woman, 29, left in life-threatening condition after 'taking drugs mixed with orange juice'

A MAN has died and a woman has been left in a life-threatening condition after reportedly taking drugs mixed with orange juice.

Cops said they were concerned that both people had taken an illegal drug known as 'GBL' or 'GHB' – a type of liquid ecstasy – which had been mixed with orange juice.

Detective Inspector Rich Roberts, from Shropshire, said that a 36-year-old man had been found dead in Priorslee on Sunday, and a 29-year-old woman was discovered in a 'life-threatening condition' in Wellington on Wednesday.

Police believe both had taken GBL mixed with orange juice.

"Our enquiries are very much in the initial stages and it may be that these incidents are not connected," he said.

"But we want people to be aware there may be a bad batch of GBL circulating, or that it causes an adverse reaction when mixed with orange juice.

"If anyone has taken the drug and falls ill then they should seek medical attention immediately.

"The dangers of taking drugs are well known and all drugs pose a risk to those who take them but I would like to reiterate this additional danger.”

Police say they are carrying out enquiries into the supply of the drug and are appealing for information.

Cops contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or at crimestoppers-uk.org.

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