Police highlight the dangers of so-called ‘Blues’ and ‘Yellows’

Drugs warning: Diazepam is a tranquillizing muscle-relaxant often used by doctors to treat anxiety disorders.
Drugs warning: Diazepam is a tranquillizing muscle-relaxant often used by doctors to treat anxiety disorders.

Lisburn Police have issued a warning to members of the public about the dangers of taking so-called ‘Blues’ or ‘Yellows’.

A picture of some diazepam tablets was posted on the PSNI Lisburn Facebook page on Tuesday afternoon accompanied by the question: “What’s blue, or yellow, and might land you in hospital?”

The post warns: “Illegal drugs are no joke, including prescription medication. It’s against the law to give your prescription drugs to other people, and doing so could end up with you getting convicted of drugs supply.

“Alternatively, if you get those ‘Blues’ or ‘Yellows’ from a dealer - are they really proper, tested drugs, or have they been made in someone’s kitchen? Do you know what’s really in those tablets?”

The post concludes: “Maybe your local dealer is dishing out these unregulated tablets - why not let us know about it on the anonymous Drug Dealer Complaint Line (aka Crimestoppers) on 0800555111.”