Ecstasy on the beach: a 15 year old girl collapses

  • Mar. 5, 2012 7:00 p.m.

Police and ambulance were called to a beach party near the Queen Charlotte cemetery at 1 am Sunday (March 4) after a 15-year-old girl collapsed. Sgt. Rob Knapton of the Queen Charlotte RCMP said the girl was taken to hospital for treatment for a possible overdose of MDMA, also known as ecstasy. Sgt. Knapton said there was a group of young people at the beach party. Police seized some marijuana and liquor while investigating but did not find any ecstasy, he said. No charges are anticipated as a result of the incident. Sgt. Knapton said ecstasy use is not unknown on Haida Gwaii but it has become a huge concern. Police have been finding ecstasy containing significant amounts of meth and other chemicals lately, and several young people in BC have died after taking these kinds of substances.