Police have warning after recent synthetic drug overdoses

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EDMOND, Okla. — They come with names like K2, Spice, Potpourri, Smiles and Molly.

You can find many of them legally on the internet, smoke shops even convenience stores.

They are synthetic drugs you smoke or ingest and they can be deadly.

Edmond Police are putting out a warning after two overdoses on synthetic drugs in the past two weeks.

Police said both incidents involved students enrolled at UCO.

Edmond Officer James Hamm said, in one case, they were called to apartments at 801 N. Kelley for a burglary but found something else.

“There had been a party taking place at this apartment,” he said. “The people took the synthetic drug and the people actually kicked them out as they started having the reaction to the drug.”

An 18-year-old man was found wandering in the field by the apartments.

He was soaked and was not wearing shoes.

Police said he was hallucinating, violent and had to be tased at least twice.

They said at one point he was eating grass and slurping water.

He was taken to the hospital and is now recovering.

Three people at the apartment were arrested on various charges including sale of a synthetic drug.

Edmond Police also said late last week a 20-year-old man was rushed to the hospital after his friends called 911.

They said he overdosed on a synthetic drug as well.

He is still in ICU.

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