Most of the victims were in the park New Haven Green in Connecticut found.
Emergency services in Connecticut had its hands full, when at least 76 people a drug overdose received within a time period of 24 hours. The police have two men arrested.
Tuesday night rolled the first calls within about a few overdoses in a park near the university of Yale, in New Haven. Wednesday came and more cases to light when in the same park eighteen people collapsed within a time span of three and a half hours. Some patients in the hospital were included were in danger, but there is still no sign of fatalities.
It is believed that the doses of K2 have taken a means that synthetic marijuana is called. Dr. Kathryn Hawk, a doctor of the emergency room of Yale New Haven hospital, told the newspaper The New Haven Register that the drug with fentanyl (a synthetic form of opium, red.) was cut, all the police must still confirm.
The police of New Haven have arrested Wednesday two men in connection with the overdoses. Both of them were in the possession of the drug K2 and were indicted for drug possession.
Not the first time
It is not the first time that New Haven has to deal with a large number of overdoses. A little more than a month ago, on July 4, caused synthetic marijuana fourteen overdoses, most of them in the park New Haven Green, police said. Two years ago there was a drug that fentanyl contained in associated with two deaths and sixteen overdoses in New Haven.
The fire chief of New Haven, John Alston, said at a press conference that the use of opiates, a far-reaching problem. ‘People do to self-medicate for different reasons. The police, the fire brigade, the emergency services and hospitals have the this time is very busy, ” he said. “This is a problem that will not disappear overnight.’
Drugs cause more deaths in the United States than HIV, traffic accidents and firearms, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) that Wednesday was published. Particularly fentanyl, a drug that is 30 to 50 times more powerful than heroin, is dangerous. Only 2 mg of this means is for most people a lethal dose, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).