TULSA, Okla. – Tulsa authorities are investigating suspected K2 drug overdoses that sent 19 people to the hospital Tuesday.
EMSA transported patients from a number of locations after 19 people started exhibiting symptoms for possible drug overdose of synthetic marijuana, called K2.
Nine of those patients collapsed outside of a Tulsa church, which houses a soup kitchen, according to KJRH.
EMSA believes all 19 cases may be related since all of the emergency calls came from within the same area.
A Tulsa police officer says that he has never seen a K2 situation as bad as it was Tuesday.
“We get the occasional overdose around the city, but it’s pretty unusual to have a whole bunch of people smoking the same bad drug at the same time and that many people having the same effects all at once,” Tulsa Police Officer Darin Shipley told the Tulsa World.
Police arrested three people in connection with the rash of possible K2 overdoses Tuesday night.
Bamf Hunter, 29, Thomas Colishaw, 21, and Abdur Rahim, 47 were arrested at a convenience store in Tulsa.
Police say they seized several bags of K2 from the store.