Strawberry cough NPS Alert

ALERT ISSUED 9th November 2015

This alert is to raise awareness of a novel psychoactive substance (NPS)


Essex drug and alcohol service providers have had a client come into the Braintree 

Outreach service and informed that he had tried the NPS -Strawberry Cough last 


 He had a bad reaction- couldn’t recognise anybody, was foaming at the mouth and 

an ambulance was called which resulted in him being hospitalised for 5 hours. 

This is information from the internet FYI:-





Starts at £4.50 per gram. Strawberry Cough is a herbal blend containing N-((3s, 5s, 

7s)-adamantan-1-yl)-1-(5-fluoropentyl)-1H-indazole-3-carboxamide. This research 

chemical represents a unique synthetic cannabinoid chemotype and researching this 

product will usually last a few hours.