A teenager appeared in court yesterday charged with the supply of ecstasy to a 13-year girl.
The 16-year-old male appeared at Peterhead Sheriff Court, where he denied being concerned in the supply of the Class A drug.
The teen cannot be named from legal reasons.
His appearance comes after a schoolgirl was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary after taking what is believed to be a blue diamond ecstasy pill on Saturday.
Her mum spoke out to highlight the dangers of drugs, after doctors told her daughter she was lucky not to have any lasting effects.
The girl is believed to have been hallucinating and suffering heart palpitations.
Her dad had flagged up her unusual behaviour on the night, after someone spotted a video of her on the online app Snapchat.
The girl was kept overnight at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary after being treated at Fraserburgh Hospital.
Speaking at the family home on Sunday, the girl’s mum recalled her daughter’s eyes as being “empty and black” during the incident and branded the availability of drugs to children as “disgusting”.
“I needed to put it out there so other parents are aware that this stuff destroys families,” she said.
“She’s 13, and these are readily available to kids of this age – it’s disgusting.
“I can’t even begin to tell anyone the level of devastation I am feeling just now, but these kids need to know they are playing with death.
“There are no safe drugs or legal drugs.”
She also praised the work of doctors.
She added: “The consultant – who was absolutely brilliant with her – spoke with her at the time about the danger she had put herself in, as it’s common for the kidneys and heart to fail, and in the worst case scenario – death.”