Spike in drug-related overdoses leads to advisory

By Lt. Chuck Fleeger, CSPD Public Information Officer

Copyright: bialasiewicz / 123RF Stock PhotoLocal law enforcement agencies, emergency medical service providers and local medical facilities have seen an influx of patients this week suffering from drug-related overdoses. This has resulted in the hospitalization of several individuals and may be related to at least one death.

Since Wednesday evening, about two dozen local cases have been reported that we believe involve the ingestion of illegal synthetic cannabinoids. These substances are commonly referred to as K2, Spice, Kush, synthetic marijuana and other terms. The exact compound being ingested can vary widely in potency and actual chemical makeup.

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