FARMINGTON, MO (KFVS) - Officials in Farmington, Missouri reported an increased number of apparent overdoses on synthetic marijuana this past week, in a very short period of time.
The Farmington Police Department, along with the Farmington Fire Department and St. Francois County EMS, were dispatched to four suspected overdose calls within a 24 hour time period between October 31 and November 1.
In each case, the patient was believed to have consumed synthetic marijuana, also known as K2, in a package branded "Plutonium."
Each case required them to be immediately transported to a hospital for the patient to receive emergency care.
The Farmington Police Department says this particular batch of synthetic marijuana is extremely toxic and poses a severe health hazard to users.