Doctors Warn Of K2 Dangers

(TERRE HAUTE) – Several recent reports show an increasing number of people overdosing on synthetic marijuana, or K2, including two on back to back days.

Tuesday, Vigo County Drug Task Force officers raided three local businesses known for carrying the drug.

“The message should be loud and clear, the message is that we’re not going to tolerate these synthetic drugs being sold any longer in this county,” Vigo County Prosecutor Terry Modesitt said.

The drug raid resulted in hundreds of thousands of packets of synthetic marijuana found, some targeting young kids, with Scooby-Doo on the front.

However, what many of you don’t realize, is how dangerous these drugs are.

“This is not what you think it is. It does not have the same effects, it is not the same drug,” Psychologist Dr. Thomas Rea said.

Dr. Rea has seen at least one patient every one to two weeks with synthetic drug-related symptoms.

“It can affect the central nervous symptoms, it can cause seizures, confusion, agitation, partial loss of consciousness, it can affect the metabolic system, the metabolic processes of the body, it can affect gastrointestinal function, it can affect your cardiovascular functioning, have high blood pressure,” Dr. Rea said.

Reports also include heart attacks and death.

Dr. Rea said the big attraction is ingredients don’t come up in a drug test. That makes it much more dangerous than regular marijuana because you never know what you’re getting.

“It’s deadly, it’s dangerous, chemically it’s very different and referring to it as a legalized marijuana just completely misses the picture,” he said.
It’s an ongoing problem in our community that doctors and local drug enforcers are asking for retailers and your help in making it stop.
Officers believe more businesses are selling the drug, which is a felony in Indiana.

If a business is raided, those retailers are asked to sign an agreement to not sell those items.

If they continue, they will be prosecuted.

Alleged user, sellers of man-made pot charged in crash

A Pottstown man who police said was “flying” on K2, or synthetic pot, and two others who supplied it from behind the counter of a local convenience store were charged Monday in connection with a May 21 car crash that killed two people.

In the first charges to be lodged in Montgomery County under the state’s recent ban on synthetic drugs, police announced the filing of two counts of vehicular homicide against Roger Malloy, 27, of the 300 block of N. York Street.

Malloy told police he had just smoked K2 on May 21 when the Lincoln Continental he was driving went out of control on rain-slick pavement, killing Pottstown residents James Crawford, 28, and Rachel Witt, 15, who were in the car.

A third passenger, Kendall Harper, 16, was severely injured in the crash on State Street in the northwestern Montgomery County borough, police said.

Police also announced the arrest of Rafie Ali, 34, of the 400 block of E. High Street, and Mohamed Himed, 25, of the Bronx, N.Y.

Ali, authorities allege, was proprietor of the store where Malloy purchased the K2. Himed was a clerk.

The pair were charged with corrupt organizations, delivering a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

According to court papers, the two peddled the illegal substance for $5 a bag or vial from behind the counter of the Achi store, a convenience shop at 315 E. High Street.

The pair were not charged with vehicular homicide because the anti-synthetic drug legislation passed Aug. 22, 2011, has no provision for that.

“We can’t file homicide charges against them, but make no mistake, they do have blood on their hands,” said District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman during a briefing in Norristown.

The two men were arraigned late Monday before District Judge Edward C. Kropp Sr., who ordered each held on $1 million bail in the Montgomery County prison. Malloy was awaiting arraignment before Kropp late Monday.

Ferman portrayed the case as a cautionary tale about what can go wrong when young people use synthetic marijuana.

Also known as “spice,” “K2” and fake weed, it is a manmade chemical compound that can be sprayed on a natural herb. When smoked, it delivers a high similar to THC, the prime ingredient in marijuana.

“K2 might look like something from a candy store, but it can kill,” Ferman said. She said young people use it because they believe it is cheap, relative to marijuana, and because they think “it’s not dangerous.”

“It can get you into as much trouble as other illegal drugs,” she warned.

On June 15, 2011, a 16-year-old Upper Moreland boy who had just smoked K2 jumped off the third story of a parking garage in Abington Township and was severely injured.

Police said the boy was sitting in a car with three friends about 8 p.m. when “he began to act oddly and may have been hallucinating.”

“He suddenly climbed out of the car. . .and ran full speed and leaped off of the deck,” detectives said. No charges were filed in connection with the incident because the synthetic drug ban had yet to become law.

In the Pottstown case, the K2 “caused [Malloy’s] heart to beat faster, blurred his vision, and caused a sense of panic,” according to court papers.

The car skidded 443 feet before coming to rest in an alley. Malloy pulled his friends from the back seat of the car and then vanished, police said. Malloy was apprehended May 22 while trying to escape authorities on a bicycle.


Recipes For K2 Herbal Incense

K2 incense products are sweeping the nation and is probably being sold somewhere in your local area. With all of the hype and media around these k2 herbal products, we all want to know what are K2 incense recipes? These herbal smoking blends are sold as incense and potpourri. These herbal variations are meant to be burned in the form of an incense and not smoked.

Some countries and states have already made the decision to ban these and similar products. Since then, new blends of K2 incense products have been introduced to comply with the law. New K2 variations are being introduced to circumvent the new laws. These herbal incense products are fairly new and are sold in various forms such as traditional incense blends, capsules, liquids and powders.

There are many different methods to use these products but we only recommend the legal and logical methods. It is more likely for the United States government to control the production, sale, and possession of synthetic cannabinoids that it is to ban them completely.

Would you know the difference between K2 herbal blend and marijuana? Would you know if someone was smoking K2 incense in your home? When the K2 incense is still in a solid form, it’s resembles your average blend of potpourri that you can find just about anywhere. This makes it even more difficult to discern the difference between these products and actual incense blends.

There have been some new blends of K2 products that have shocked the marketplace and shown others why K2 has become such a well known entity. One of the new blends is known by K2 Amazonian, which is a liquid extract. There aren’t many explanations as of how to use this blend. Another fairly new K2 blend is the K2 Thai Dream, which is a pill form of K2 . There weren’t many other explainations to the administration of this drug, but what else can you do with a pill?

When used properly, these K2 incense products will provide a relax, euphoric experience.
These herbal smoke products have also been noted to sharpen the senses relax the mind. We can’t tell you how to use your herbal blends, but please do so responsibly.