Several people apparently sick from K2 in Newark, New Jersey

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Monday, August 21, 2017
Several people apparently sick from K2 in New Jersey
Darla Miles has the latest on individuals sickened from k2 or synthetic marijuana in Newark.

NEWARK, New Jersey (WABC) -- Police in Newark are investigating after several people appear to have gotten sickened on K2 or synthetic marijuana.

The first reported incident was called into police at 8:12 a.m. Monday from a location in Park Place.

Since that time, police have received an additional nine incidents at various locations throughout the city.

Police are investigating the likelihood the influx is being caused by individuals having ingested synthetic marijuana.

Detectives from the Police Division's Narcotics and Criminal Intelligence Units are trying to figure out the origins and causes of the sickness.

Anyone with information about these incidents is urged to call the Department's 24-hour Crime Stopper tip line at 1-877-NWK-TIPS (1-877-695-8477) or 1-877-NWK-GUNS (1-877-695-4867). All anonymous Crime Stopper tips are kept confidential and could result in a reward.