IKEA has made its rounds in the streetwear stratosphere as of late with news of high-profile collaborations, not to mention the countless creations stemming from it’s popular FRAKTAbag. However, in a rather unfortunate turn of events, the Scandinavian super retailer has once again fronted the headlines this time with the circulation of IKEA-branded ecstasy pills. As reported by the BBC, the pills have surfaced in and around the UK with several individuals checking into hospitals due to its ill affects.
In the St. Helier area of Jersey, three individuals have been arrested with a sizable quantity seized following the death of an 18 year-old man. Also known as MDMA, Ecstasy’s popularity has risen over the last few years with a marked increase in its use via tablet and powder forms. As detailed by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, such a substance can cause seizures, dehydration, panic attacks, heart failure and kidney failure, amongst others.