Drug dealer arrested as dozens overdose in CT park

Drug dealer arrested as dozens overdose in CT park

While no deaths were reported, a local official says at least two of the overdose victims had "life-threatening symptoms". 'Narcan was not effective here at the scene, ' said Alston. "Don't put your life in harm".

The Green, which attracts homeless people and drug users throughout the year, as The New York Post reported, is located in downtown New Haven to the south and west of the Ivy League Yale University.

Three people were treated since midnight, according to New Haven Emergency Operations Director Rick Fontana, while a WVIT-TV crew saw emergency teams treating two people on New Haven Green on Thursday morning, including one person taken away on a stretcher. Some people were unconscious, others were semi-conscious.

"Synthetic cannabinoids, sometimes inappropriately called synthetic marijuana", said Dr. Sten Vermund, dean of Yale School of Public Health, under which research on designer drugs like K2 have been studied.

Drug overdoses are at epidemic proportions around the nation.

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"He says one of the victims still had some of the drug, which has been sent off to a lab for testing".

While local officials had believed the K2 may have been laced with something stronger such as an opiate, the initial tests revealed no additives.

Officer David Hartman was quoted by the newspaper as saying the patients were being treated for overdose-related respiratory illnesses.

K2 is the drug being blamed for the staggering number of overdoses in New Haven.

Drugs, particularly fentanyl, are now deadlier in the USA than either HIV, auto crashes or guns, the report said.

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"The substance behind these overdoses is highly unsafe and must be avoided", Malloy said, adding that state public health officials had delivered 50 doses of Naloxone to New Haven to replenish the supply expended by first responders over the course of the 24-hour crisis. I have spoken with Mayor Harp and assured her that the state remains committed and ready to assist their response efforts wherever needed.

Synthetic weed known as K2 may be to blame for a spate of overdoses in New Haven, Conn.

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

The latest incident in CT comes as new preliminary estimates on 2017 overdose deaths were released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The incident follows a new report that found a record 72,000 Americans died of overdoses in 2017.

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While K2 may look like marijuana, drug experts say it is far more potent and unsafe.

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