Festival-goers test their drugs and find concrete and insecticide in the pills

UK festival is allowing people to test the purity of their cocaine and ecstasy this weekend.

A charity rolled out the facility at the Kendal Calling festival in Cumbria to help users detect the potentially fatal ingredients in a bid to save lives. They promised that users who turned up get drugs including cocaine and ecstasy tested for the any toxic agents will not be arrested or face any criminal charges.

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After today’s testing, concrete, malaria medication and insecticide were all found in drugs brought to an on-site laboratory.

The testing comes after a number of drug-related deaths at UK festivals in recent years and six more festivals are to allow on-site drug testing this year in an attempt to highlight potentially lethal batches of drugs.

Via: independent