A CHARITY has issued a warning about the purity of street drugs during the coronavirus crisis.

Pavilions, the drug and alcohol service based in Richmond Road, Brighton, has said that due to travel restrictions, the purity of street drugs may decrease soon.

A spokesman said: “This will mean that drugs bought on the street could be a lot more dangerous, especially if you have symptoms of Covid-19.”

The charity has issued the following advice to drug users.

It said:

  • l Buy only from someone you trust
  • l If buying something different, do some research on it first
  • l Test a small amount first
  • l If drugs look unusual or smell weird, do not use them
  • l If you are feeling ill, use less than usual
  • l Never use alone
  • l Never share equipment
  • l If you feel ill call 999.
  • The coronavirus Sussex Crisis Fund has been set up to help those affected by the pandemic. The Argus’s charity and American Express have each donated £50,000 to kick-start the appeal.  Grants will usually be for up to £5,000. More information is available at www.sussexgiving. org.uk/apply. To donate visit www.totalgiving.co.uk/appeal/sussexcrisisfund