Riki Stephens is understood to be in a coma following a suspected overdose on the Gold Coast
Riki Stephens is understood to be in a coma following a suspected overdose on the Gold Coast

Charges laid over mass drug overdose

UPDATE: CHARGES have been laid against two men in relation to the supply of drugs which led to a number of people on the Gold Coast suffering violent hallucinations on the weekend. 

On Sunday, October 16 Gold Coast Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) detectives arrested a 24-year-old Bundall man and charged him with supplying a dangerous drug.

He is expected to appear in the Southport Magistrates Court on November 1.

Yesterday, as a result of attending a Surfers Paradise address, detectives arrested a 21-year-old man for supply of a dangerous drug and possession of a dangerous drug.

Unrelated to the supply incidents, a second 21-year-old man located at the address was also issued with a notice to appear for possession of dangerous drugs and utensils.

Both men will appear before the Southport Magistrates Court on November 16.

EARLIER: POLICE have released a statement saying toxicology results suggest a form of synthetic acid known as "N Bomb" not flakka was the cause behind a number of drug overdoses on the Gold Coast this weekend. 

The news comes as police continue to investigate the source of a dangerous drug that caused a number of people to hallucinate and act violently on the weekend. 

"Toxicology results have been returned to police today which indicate that those tested ingested a cocktail of amphetamine-type substances (ATS) [including Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA)], as well as a synthetic lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), also known as 'N bomb'," a police statement read. 

One woman who thought she may have accidentally ingested the drug, told the Gold Coast Bulletin it caused hallucinations that were vivid and terrifying.

"I was seeing my friend having a seizure and stuff. Obviously it was a hallucination but it was so vivid,'' she said.

"You weren't happy - it was really demonic, almost."

The incident has been described as one of Queensland's worst mass overdoses. 

Footballer Riki Stephens, of Victoria, remained in a coma yesterday.

Riki Stephens is understood to be in a coma following a suspected overdose on the Gold Coast
Riki Stephens is understood to be in a coma following a suspected overdose on the Gold Coast

Stephens is reportedly one of 16 people impacted by the incident. 



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