Police confirm suspicious powder found in Wakefield is new psychoactive drug

Police have confirmed that a new psychoactive drug has been found in Wakefield.

Wednesday, 8th July 2015, 12:10 pm

Police were called to a premises on Thornes Lane at 12.51pm on Monday to reports that suspicious white powder was found in a package which was in transit.

Four people had to be treated after coming in to contact with the powder which police have confirmed is a new psychoactive drug.

Detective Inspector Andrew Welbourn, of Wakefield CID, said: “Police were called at 12.51pm on Monday, 6 July, to a premises in Thornes Lane, Wakefield, to a report of a suspicious substance found in a package which was in transit.

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“Specially trained officers isolated the scene with four people who came in contact with the substance receiving medical attention.

“It has now been confirmed that the substance is a new psychoactive substance.”

A psychoactive drug is any chemical substance that changes brain function and results in alterations in perception, mood, or consciousness.