Massive overdose at K2 in Connecticut

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Massive overdose at K2 affects at least 100 people in New Haven Green, Connecticut

Scenes described as gruesome and horrible happened in Connecticut because of synthetic drugs. More than 80 people have been overdosed at New Haven Green, near the Yale University campus, after ingesting synthetic marijuana (K2) associated with fentanyl...

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A destructive cocktail in New Haven Green

according to Associated Press, paramedics and police stayed at the park all day, as more and more people fell ill. From Tuesday night to Wednesday night, police, firefighters and emergency medical teams responded to so many calls that New Haven Mayor Toni Harp set up a command center in Connecticut Historic Park, New Haven Green.

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A team of paramedics intervenes with an overdose victim on Thursday, August 16, 2018.

The Connecticut Department of Health provided doses of Narcan - an antidote for opioid overdoses - until she ran out of supplies ... New Haven Fire Chief John Alston said overdoses in New Haven, as in other cities, are reaching epidemic proportions. The city is in the grip of a public health crisis ...

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Medical workers comfort a victim during treatment

Carol Cruz, addiction counselor, traveled to New Haven Green to help some of the drug users recover. But, for this professional, it is difficult to help people who abuse K2… Because the drug is generally mixed with other unknown substances…

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We set up makeshift camp beds to cope with a continuous flow of overdoses ...

This is the second time that a massive overdose has occurred in New Haven Green. In fact, on July 4, more than a dozen people were the victims of an overdose of K2.

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