Increased Calls for Service Due to Synthetic Cannabinoids

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Evansville Police Department officers are seeing an increase in calls for service for violent subjects who are under the influence of synthetic cannabinoids or stimulants. Synthetic cannabinoids and stimulants are more commonly known on the street as K2, spice or bath salts. Not only are these illegal substances dangerous when produced properly in a commercial lab, but there is a high likelihood that the clandestine methods used to make this dangerous product will cause overdoses.

During the clandestine manufacturing of synthetic drugs the suspects spray the synthetic cannabinoid or stimulant on a plant material . Many times the manufacturers apply dangerous amounts of the illegal substance on the plant material, which causes the user to overdose. Some of the side effects of an overdose include extreme paranoia, violent episodes or possible death.