Tulsa emergency crews: 18 report reactions to K2-like drug

Ponca City Now - October 21, 2015 10:15 am

TULSA, Okla. (AP) – At least 18 people in the Tulsa area reported strong reactions to what was believed to be a synthetic marijuana, prompting hospital visits for some.

Tulsa police and medical officials say nine people were transported Tuesday morning from an area near a church soup kitchen after suffering convulsions and seizures. An ambulance company spokeswoman said the agency had responded to nine other similar calls earlier Tuesday.

Tulsa Police spokeswoman Jeanne MacKenzie says the incidents appeared to be overdoses from a substance similar to K2, a highly potent synthetic marijuana. Side effects of the drug include hallucinations, seizures and vomiting.

Kelli Bruer of the Emergency Medical Services Authority says three people taken to hospitals from near the Trinity Episcopal Church were in serious condition and six were in fair condition.


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