Wednesday, 17 October, 2018

Dozens overdose on synthetic marijuana in New Haven, Connecticut, authorities say

A police officer speaks to a man at New Haven Green on Wednesday Authorities Say 15 Overdosed In 45 Minutes At Connecticut Park
Steve Townsend | 17 August, 2018, 08:29

One man has been arrested after more than 70 people overdosed in a CT park in just one day from a bad batch of K2 synthetic marijuana.

New Haven first responders were called to a similar overdose outbreak on the Green on 4 July, when more than a dozen people were sick from synthetic cannabis. So far, no deaths have been reported, although some had life-threatening symptoms.

"Testing done today in NY by the federal Drug Enforcement Agency confirms that samples of the substance that caused today's overdose cases on the New Haven Green are K-2, a potent, synthetic drug that induces marijuana-like effects", said Director of Communications for New Haven, Laurence Grotheer.

Another 5 people refused medical attention and were not in enough distress to be transported for treatment, he said.

One person has been arrested in connection with the case. Fasano said the Green has become "a place of despair" and "no longer an attraction for families or economic development". Three people who overdosed died after taking cocaine that had been laced with fentanyl, over a dozen others were hospitalized. She also asked that the city be given larger supplies of the opioid antidote Narcan from the state Department of Public Health, said city spokesman Laurence Grotheer. "Some of the reactions of the patients in the emergency department would suggest that there was an opioid involved as well", Bogucki told reporters during a news conference Wednesday.

NEW HAVEN, Conn. The number of overdose victims linked to a suspected bad batch of synthetic marijuana has risen to 76 in New Haven, Connecticut, as officials try to determine exactly what sickened people. This is in addition to the more than 70 that were reported between Tuesday night and Wednesday. In some cases, patients improved after receiving high doses of the drug naloxone that reverses opioid overdoses, the Houston Chronicle reports.

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The number of people treated for apparent overdoses of a synthetic drug at a large park near Yale University over the past three days increased to almost 80 Thursday.

At the height of the situation, emergency crews were sprinting across the 16-acre park from victim to victim.

Passersby watch in horror as first responders race to treat dozens of people sickened by synthetic marijuana in CT.

The slew of overdoses comes as the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) published a preliminary report on Wednesday on the record number of American drug deaths.

Fontana said the patients had symptoms of increased heart rates, decreased respiratory rates and a lot of vomiting. "And after about the sixth one", Alston said. "Narcan was not effective here at the scene", said Alston.

Felix Melendez was "known" to police and was out on parole when he was arrested Wednesday afternoon, Police Chief Anthony Campbell told the New Haven Register.

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