On Saturday night alone, authorities in Austin reportedly handled 14 suffering from the side effects of K2. Although the synthetic drug is still legal under Texas state law until September 1st, Austin police are working to tamp down street-level dealers.
A federal crackdown on synthetic marijuana – or “spice” – has honed in on Dallas: A local smoke shop chain and its owner are among 28 accused of drug trafficking.
A spike in K2 or “spice” overdoses in marijuana-restrictive states such as Texas has sparked everything from investigation to legislation.
A Texas man accused of selling synthetic drugs in every state and distributing the chemicals that resulted in the overdose deaths of two North Dakota teens was sentenced to more than 20 years.
A 13-year-old Irving girl was hospitalized Saturday night after using synthetic marijuana, also known as K-2.
Police in central Texas say synthetic marijuana that caused more than 30 people to fall ill was obtained in Dallas and sold by dealers in downtown Austin.
An Irving man faces arson charges for triggering a massive fire at an apartment complex in Las Colinas last month. The blaze destroyed a total of 22 individual units and forced several people to jump from windows and balconies to safety.
WEATHERFORD (CBSDFW.COM) Parker County Special Crimes Unit members have seized more than $20,000 worth of synthetic marijuana at a store in Weatherford Friday evening. The synthetic marijuana were found at the Tobacco & More store […]
K2 and other synthetic marijuana is illegal in Texas and more than a dozen other states, and yet emergency rooms are seeing an increase in related cases.
The Texas Senate has voted to ban the production, sale and possession of several new forms of synthetic marijuana.
Fort Worth officials are looking at the problem of K-2, and say, it may be little more than a blip on their radar.