Mutiny Festival deaths spark drug warning over super-strong 'Punisher' ecstasy pills

Tommy Cowan, 20, and Georgia Jones, 18, lost their lives after reportedly taking “Green Heineken” ecstasy at Portsmouth's Mutiny Festival over the weekend.

Now Parklife festival, in Heaton, Manchester, has shared a photo from drugs testing NGO The Loop to warn revellers.

The festival’s official Twitter account posted: “No doubt you have seen in the press about two very sad tragedies at a festival over the weekend.

“There is a VERY strong batch of pills in circulation, with strength over 330mg.

“These tablets, along with others, can result in death. Please act responsibly & look after each other.”

The Loop is an NGO that campaigns for and provide drug safety testing at music festivals.

Blue Punisher ecstasy pills the group tested in Bristol last week were found to contain 300mg of MDMA, more than three times the normal dose in a pill.

Other tablets found by The Loop included “Silver” ecstasy which could contain up to four times the regular dose.

A third heart shaped pill was said to contain pentylone instead of MDMA which can cause insomnia and paranoia for anywhere between 12 and 48 hours.

Tommy and Georgia  are believed to have each taken two 'Green Heineken' ecstasy pills, which are being blamed for their deaths.

Georgia's mother Janine Milburn said her daughter had a "45 minute fit" as her temperature increased so much it 'caused her muscle to break down' and turned her blood 'acidic'.

Shocked witnesses also told how they saw Tommy collapsed on the ground, with one claiming she saw blood 'coming from his mouth'.


In statements released by Hampshire police, Georgia's family said: "Georgia was a very strong-willed and opinionated young lady.

"She was a shoulder for anyone that needed it and she loved her job working with people with learning and physical difficulties."

Road maintenance worker Tommy's father Damian added: "My baby boy, I miss you so much and can’t believe you are gone.

"Fly high with the angels and sleep well. Until we meet again, I love and miss you always."

Hampshire police today confirmed they had arrested three men on suspicion of supplying class A drugs at the dance music festival.



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