Narcotic investigators probing synthetic marijuana overdosing in Mississippi

April 10, 2015 11:52 AM

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Narcotic investigators probing synthetic marijuana overdosing in Mississippi

The Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics (MBN) said that it is investigating how dozens of people ended up in the emergency room after overdosing on a synthetic marijuana drug known as “spice.” University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) reported Thursday that more people have checked into the hospital this week and are showing signs of "spice" overdose -- bringing the total number of people affected up to 45 in Jackson and 40 more across the state.

“We’re trying to follow up on the leads that we have to identify who the source of this ‘spice’ was so we can do something about it,” said MBN Director Sam Owens, adding that there may be one recent death related to the drug.

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