UK festival drug warning with dangerous jaw-swinging orange Tesla pills found

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    UK festival-goers have been warned of a dangerous orange drug emblazoned with the 'Tesla' logo on it.

    No Elon Musk isn't diversifying his investments away from tech into the recreational drug production game, yet a new tablet with one of his brands on is sweeping this summer's music events.

    Bosses at Boardmasters which closes with Florence + The Machine tonight, have urged revellers to be careful after it was reported that 'Tesla tablets' were found on site, CornwallLive reports.

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    A sign was put up at Cornwall's biggest surf and music festival regarding the form of Class A drug ecstasy, also known as MDMA.

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    The sign says: "Tesla tablets have been found at the festival. These are dangerous and can make you very unwell. Please do not take them.

    "Be responsible and look out for each other. Taken something and feel unwell? Go to medical immediately or speak to the nearest steward. They'll look after you and you won't get into trouble."

    According to the NHS, short-term side effects of ecstasy include dilated pupils, a tingling feeling, tightening of the jaw muscles, an increased body temperature and an increased heart rate.

    Long-term use can increase the risk of anxiety and depression, as well as a condition called serotonin syndrome which can be fatal.

    Boardmasters has described this type of warning as "vital" in keeping people safe.

    A spokesperson for the festival said: "Drug messaging is standard procedure across all major events. It is part of our on site drug testing function and is vital from a harm reduction standpoint."

    On its website, Boardmasters outlines its detailed drugs policy. Before entering the festival and being searched, there are amnesty points where people are able to dispose of any prohibited items, including illegal drugs, with no questions asked.

    At the search point, those found to be in possession of drugs will be refused entry and may be arrested.

    Anyone who manages to smuggle drugs onto the site and is suspected of dealing or supplying them will be kicked out of Boardmasters and arrested. There are police and sniffer dogs on patrol.

    Attendees are encouraged to read through drugs advice issued by Festival Safe which can be found here.

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