More than a hundred school children in UK have fallen ill after taking a legally available drug that produces a high similar to ecstasy.
Marketed under the name Mephedrone, the drug is sold legally as a fertilizer but is more popular among students under a variety of names including "Bubble", "Miaow Miaow" and "Bounce". A secondary school in Leicestershire saw more than 180 of its students, including children as young as eight years old, fall ill due to the drug.
The Drug Liaison officer for Leicestershire Police, Steve Jackson revealed that the school principals in the region have called in a conference in order to curb the spread of the drug.
"This is an emerging drug which is causing us great concern. We shouldn't be fooled by the fact it is legal. It is seriously nasty stuff that is making a lot of people violently ill", Jackson added.