Tourist dies after drinking poppy tea

Poppy tea could be to blame for the death of 26-year-old man at Oatlands today.

The Danish tourist's body was found just before 9am today by his travelling companion.

He had been staying at the Northern Midlands township in a camper.

While Tasmania Police will prepare a report for the coroner, early investigations have shown that the man had been drinking a tea made from poppy capsules.

Investigations will continue.

Sergeant Nick Preshaw said the man's death was a sad reminder that the narcotics in poppy capsules were extremely dangerous and that ingesting poppy products can be lethal.

Police also reminded the public that the theft of poppy capsules is a serious offence.

The last poppy-related death in Tasmania was in 2012.

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