THREE men have been found unconscious at a house in Sydney’s south following a suspected drug overdose.
Paramedics were called to the Bingara Road home at Sandy Point around 12.30am on Sunday.
Police were called shortly after and were informed the men had overdosed on an unknown substance.
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Two of the men – aged 23 and 19 – were taken to Liverpool Hospital for treatment.
Thankfully, police say both men are in a stable condition and are expected to make a full recovery.
The third man, 25, was treated at the scene before being taken to Bankstown Hospital for “observation”.
Inquiries into the incident are continuing.
It comes just a week after 11 people were hospitalised following a mass drug overdose in Newcastle.
Police released a photo of a blue “Superman” pill that the patients were believed to have consumed.
It’s understood the patients took the tablet, believing it was ecstasy or MDMA.
But it was later revealed that the pill was, in fact, Xanax – a potent central nervous system depressant which is proven to have extremely dangerous side effects with mixed with alcohol.
At the time, Newcastle City Duty Officer Inspector Shane Buggy said there was no such thing as a bad batch of drugs.
“You never know what it is in the pill you are about to take or what it may or may not contain,” he said.
“You will never know how your own body may react with any substance you might take, whether you have consumed illicit substances before or not.
“These pills are made by criminals in backyard labs and might be sold as one substance but are actually another.
“People need to consider these things before they risk their physical well-being.”
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