A 15-YEAR-old girl was abandoned unconscious and frothing at the mouth at the roadside after reportedly taking “pinger” drugs.
The youngster is said to have been given MDMA pills, nicknamed “pingers” by some pals in Tidworth, Wiltshire.
Cops saw the teen being carried lifeless across the road in the Army garrison town on the edge of the Salisbury Plain training area.
The group are said to have run off, leaving the 15-year-old alone.
The slang term “pingers” originated in Australia for ecstasy or MDMA.
The teen was rushed to hospital after being found on Saturday night, and is now said to be in a stable condition.
Her mum said she “would not be here today” had it not been for the officers passing through the town.
She added: “She is still in hospital but doing well.
“She feels very stupid and ashamed for being so stupid and thinking it’s cool to fit in with the crowd.”
On Facebook the unnamed mum said she was told by police they thought her child was being kidnapped because she was being dragged her across the street.
The post read: “Calling all parents beware there is a drug going around Tidworth and surrounding areas – a pill that the teenagers call pingers.
“She was lucky and was found at the right time by police officers. She was found unconscious and foaming at the mouth!
“Please please have a word with your teenagers express again the dangers of drugs, and instead of trying to drag a friend or hide a friend that is clearly not doing well call 999 don’t be scared of getting into trouble, this is someone’s life.”
The Mayor of Tidworth, Councillor Mark Connolly, said “I have seen various Facebook posts about the horrible incident over the weekend where a young lady became seriously ill after having taken a pill.
“The actions of the young lady’s so-called friends involved in the incident are reprehensible and they should be ashamed of themselves.
“If anybody knows about this incident or wishes to provide other information about drugs or drug dealing in the town, please ring 101 or report it on the Wiltshire Police website, so that they can take action against the people who are putting young lives at risk.”
Anyone with information relating to this incident is asked to contact Wiltshire Police by calling them on 101.
Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.