Arrest after dozens overdose in CT park

Arrest after dozens overdose in CT park

While it wasn't as busy as Wednesday, at least 20 more overdoses happened as of Thursday afternoon. This is in addition to the more than 70 that were reported between Tuesday night and Wednesday. Emergency responders rushed to one victim as officials were giving a news conference nearby late Wednesday morning. The DEA also says there were no additives in the K2.

"Another person down on the green", Amy Hudak, a reporter for WTNH tweeted from the scene.

"Whoever is doing it, is doing it on goal, handing it out for free, not even buying it, bad intentions from the start", Rodriguez said.

A mass overdose on August 15, near Yale University left at least 76 people ill, caused by what's suspected to be a batch of synthetic marijuana, known as K2.

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.

Officials were still trying to determine what exactly made people sick.

Emergency responders spent several hours today working to treat the victims and transport them to the hospital.

"People smoked it, ingested it in some way, went down very fast, nearly right in their tracks". No deaths were reported, and most of those brought to local hospitals have been discharged.

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The Town of Hamden wants to remind people who use any street drugs can, and may, result in death or serious medical complications.

They said the person was "intentionally distributing to this product to our homeless population".

"This was a particularly odd, rare occasion where [there was] call after call for man down, obviously with symptoms of some kind of overdose, and at the time of getting that patient packaged and transported to the hospital, we'd see another immediately fall down, right there", Lt. Ernest Jones, an EMT for the New Haven Fire Department, told the New Haven Register.

Channel 3 was told that the drug is cheap and could be as low as $3.

While the drug tested by the Drug Enforcement Administration was straight K2, some tested at Yale New Haven Hospital showed traces of fentanyl.

"This is happening nationwide", Harp said. Their names have not been released and the investigation is ongoing, police said.

Two of the ODs were life-threatening, and some people did not respond when the anti-overdose medication Naloxone was administered, he said.

The CDC said a record 72,000 Americans died past year because of drug overdose - about 10 percent higher than previous figures. The state even had to send in an extra 50 doses. "But that will not stop this city from reaching its hand out to those who are in need and treating them and providing those services".

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