ST. LOUIS – K2 laced with the same ingredient that’s in rat poison has already been found in Illinois, but now it’s crossed into St. Louis.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter Doug Moore says it has some worried this might be the start of a health crisis.
“There’s never just one. So they’re gonna start seeing others … but this excessive bleeding and it’s really sort of having a crippling effect on healthcare and EMS that’s whether trying to figure out where the stuff is coming from and how can we stop,” he explains.
Moore says a doctor at SLU has confirmed one person was hospitalized for symptoms.
He says K2 can be mixed with anything that can get you high that’s not a controlled substance, but that doesn’t mean it’s not dangerous. He explains it’s just harder to get arrested for unlike with marijuana.
“It’s cheaper, number one; it’s more powerful, number two; and three, a lot of these folks are on probation for some kind of criminal record or they’re in a work program where they have to do urine analysis on a regular basis,” says Moore.
He says two officers are tracking the users trying to determine where this K2 is coming from and how