Tainted Batch of K2 Causes Two Deaths and Several Overdoses in Texarkana

    Texarkana Texas PD

    Police say they are investigating the overdoses in an attempt to stop more deaths.

    According to TTPD, there have been at least seven overdoses from synthetic marijuana (K2) - including two deaths - in the Texarkana area in the last few days. Police are working hard to figure out where this tainted batch came from before someone else dies. Synthetic marijuana (which is not marijuana at all) is a very dangerous drug already. Texarkana police always strongly encourage everyone to steer completely clear of it - but that is especially important right now.

    What is K2?

    The DEA says K2 is a synthetic version of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, K2/Spice is a mixture of plant material sprayed with synthetic psychoactive chemicals. Often looks like potpourri and typically labeled “not for human consumption." Dangerous to purchase because its origins and chemical amounts are unknown. The ingredients and strength of products containing synthetic cannabinoids are almost impossible for the user to know.

    Street Names

    Bliss, Black Mamba, Blaze, Bombay Blue, Fake Weed, Legal Weed, Genie, Zohai, Red X, Dawn Scooby Skunk, Snax,

    What is the effect on the body?

    Paranoia, anxiety, panic attacks, hallucinations, increase in heart rate and blood pressure, convulsions, organ damage, and death

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