At one point, officials estimate that four to six people were dropping from overdoses at the same time and 25 of the overdoses happened within a three-hour stretch. The synthetic cannabinoid K2 is often laced with other substances, CNN reports, adding that authorities believe an added opioid may have contributed to the New Haven overdoses. Local officials said it was unlike anything they had seen before.
"Thus far, 13 patients have been transported to area hospitals for overdose related illnesses", police spokesman David Hartman said in a release. The police chief says they firmly believe the person in custody is responsible for at least some of the overdoses. No deaths were reported, and most people brought to hospitals have been discharged, officials said.
Synthetic marijuana is plant material sprayed with chemicals that has been blamed for overdoses nationwide. "It is taking people out very quickly, people having respiratory failure".
The slew of overdoses comes as the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) published a preliminary report on Wednesday on the record number of American drug deaths.
The city mounted a mass-casualty response, including fire, police, ambulances, emergency management, city health department and Yale-New Haven Hospital personnel, said Rick Fontana, emergency management director.
"We've heard from people on the green that it potentially included PCP".
First responders in New Haven initially suspected that the drugs were laced with some form of opioid and used Narcan, which combats opioid overdoses, on the patients.
A total of 71 people were rushed to various hospitals suffering from apparent overdoses. Alston said many contend with mental health issues, making the drug abuse a medical issue in addition to a legal one.
A "mass overdose" appears to have taken place in a CT park today (Aug. 15), according to news reports. Lower doses administered at the scene had been ineffective.
More than a dozen people overdosed on synthetic marijuana at the same park July 4.
Northern Ireland are 27th under the new rankings system, while England's World Cup run has seen them climb to sixth place. While the Socceroos' drop was bad, World Cup minnows Panama were awarded the unwanted honour of falling the most spots.
As a producer on seasons 1 & 2 of #theapprentice I assure you: when it comes to the #trumptapes there are far worse. Trump took the fight up another level when he tweeted that Manigault Newman was a "dog " on Tuesday.
A club statement said the full extent of the injury is not yet known, but the 27-year-old Belgium worldwide was undergoing tests. He was a second-half substitute in the 2-0 Premier League-opening victory over Arsenal on Sunday, coming on in the 60th minute.
Apart from Apple's iPhone, Erdogan did not target specific electronic devices and didn't say how the boycott would be enforced. Turkish media reports say a Turkish court has rejected an appeal for the release of an American pastor from detention.
The higher the value on the Air Quality Index, the greater the level of air pollution and the greater the health concern. Although we could have some clearing tonight , with so much smoke around it will likely linger through Thursday.
In its editorial, the New York Times wrote there was nothing wrong with being critical of the media but said there was a line. Politico's media critic, Jack Shafer, wrote this week that the coordinated editorial response was sure to backfire.
After receiving his text, he came to her house around 4AM where the two smoked oxycodone from tinfoil, also known as freebasing. More details have emerged regarding Demi Lovato's drug overdose , which TMZ says was trigged by Oxycodone laced with fentanyl.
Investors are anxious that about Erdogan's control over the central bank and his pressure to keep it from raising interest rates. Sanders said Brunson's release would not lead to an easing in the tariffs, but that it could lead to an easing in sanctions.
Last year, Franklin announced her plans to retire after the release of her new album in an interview with WDIV-TV . Franklin won 18 Grammy Awards , and was honored with the Recording Academy's Lifetime Achievement Award in 1994.
Authorities believe that Shannan Watts, 34, and daughters Bella , 4, and Celeste , 3, are in danger, NBC reports . Watts, who was 15 weeks pregnant, vanished on August 13, with her two girls. "I just want them back", he said.
Sevilla qualified for the match as last season's Copa del Rey runners-up, after Barcelona won the league and cup double. It follows a summer in which Dembele has regularly been mentioned as a potential departure from the Nou Camp.
President Trump at Fort Drum to sign defense bill
The military will also be allowed to bring on almost 16,000 additional troops, spread across active duty and reserves. During his three-decade career in the Senate, McCain has been a longtime supporter of the military.
Sprint partners with LG to launch 5G smartphone in 2019
Incidentally, Sprint is considering a $26 billion merger with rival T-Mobile US as part of its strategy to win in the 5G space. Notably, AT&T and Verizon are also aiming to have 5G networks and 5G enabled services and smartphones ready to go by 2019.
Nigeria's inflation drops to 11.14% in July - NBS
According to the bureau, the drop was the first month-on-month headline inflation decline since February 2018. The rate of price rise in fruits slowed down 6.98 percent, as against over 10 percent in the previous month.
Subtropical Storm Ernesto forms, poses no threat to US
It is centered around 695 miles southeast of Canada and it is feared that it could grow into a major hurricane by Saturday. At 5p.m, the center of Subtropical Storm Ernesto was located near latitude 39.0 North, longitude 45.7 West.
Twitter bans Alex Jones from tweeting for seven days
But after CNET pointed that out to Twitter, the platform reportedly suspended the InfoWars Periscope account as well. Apple removed most of Jones's podcasts, AFP confirmed, after the action was initially reported by Buzzfeed.