POLICE hunting dealers suspected of peddling a potentially-fatal new substance masquerading as party drug ecstasy have raided homes.
Warrants were executed in Liverpool and Wirral within the last week in the search for criminals flooding the region and the rest of the country with pink tablets.
The busts come less than a week after the tragedy of 15-year-old Rose Farley who died hours after an 18th birthday party in Vauxhall.
Detectives are examining claims the pretty teenager’s drink was deliberately spiked at the Silvestrian social club on the Friday night before the Queen’s Jubilee weekend.
Around four days after Rose died, officers raided a house in Bebington for potential drug dealers selling the tablets nicknamed ‘pink McDonalds’, which are actually lethal amphetamines called PMA.
No drugs were seized or anybody arrested as detectives today described their investigation as “live and ongoing”.
Last Friday, officers again executed a warrant at a Vauxhall house, the same district where the party took place, where Rose may have consumed some sort of drug.
Again, no arrests were made or drugs found as Merseyside Police emphasised they were treating the teenager’s death and the existence of the pink tablets as separate enquiries.
Detectives are keen to stress no concrete link has yet emerged suggesting Rose took the amphetamine disguised as ecstasy, although the possibility has not been ruled out.