Drug users across Swansea and Neath Port Talbot are being urged to be extra cautious as there are concerns a particularly bad batch of steroids is circulating across the area.
Within the last week one person has died and another is in hospital both of which are believed to be linked to steroids being used.
Detective Inspector David Wells from South Wales Police said: “Users of controlled drugs should be aware that they can never be 100% sure of exactly what they are taking. These drugs are illegal and there is every possibility that they may contain a cocktail of toxic ingredients.
“I would urge all drug users in the area to be cautious and to seek advice and support from local support services in order to try and protect themselves.”
The Wales Drug and Alcohol Helpline – 0808 808 2234 – provides a free and bilingual single point of contact for anyone in Wales wanting further information or help relating to drugs or alcohol.
Anyone with any information about the sale of illegal drugs in the area is urged to contact 101. Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously via 0800 555 111.