PSNI warn families in Co Down after 'significant' stash of tramadol found lying on a beach

The PSNI said that someone has left a “significant” number of tramadol tablets lying on a beach in Co Down.
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Tramadol is a prescription drug used to treat pain, but is also widely misused.

It can be dangerous for children, anyone with seizures or a head injury, respiratory, kidney and liver problems, and should not be taken with alcohol.

It is a class C drug unless prescribed.

A generic photo shows pills of the painkiller Tramadol (Getty)A generic photo shows pills of the painkiller Tramadol (Getty)
A generic photo shows pills of the painkiller Tramadol (Getty)
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Police were called to Cloughey beach and “removed a significant quantity of suspected Tramadol” in plastic blister packs.

The beach is to the south of Portavogie on the east coast of the Ards peninsula.

The PSNI said: “This is a popular beach with families, children and dog walkers. While officers have scanned the wider area and removed items for further examination, we are asking everyone to be vigilant.

“Please be aware of the severe dangers of taking any drugs, or counterfeit medication, which have not been prescribed by your doctor. And please be especially careful when it comes to your children who may be walking or playing on the beach.”

Anyone with information, findings, or concerns, is asked to contact officers on 101.