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Posted on November 24, 2015 by

Synthetic Marijuana Causes Four Overdoses in 24 Hours

Not all items on the market are inherently safe, and St. Louis Personal Injury Attorneys Hoffman & Gelfman want you to be in-the-know about these dangerous products. The latest? Toxic synthetic marijuana sold in the Farmington area.

Community warning
Farmington Police Chief Rick Baker is warning the community about a bad batch of K2 called Plutonium, a specific brand of synthetic marijuana, responsible for the overdoses of four young adults who were rushed to the emergency room after partaking of the substance.

The 4-1-1
Sold in gas stations and smoke shops, the herb-like substance looks like potpourri and contains chemicals that induce a high. It is typically packaged in bright colors targeted to young people, who believe that because the product is being sold in a store it is not harmful. Instead the product is quite volatile and detrimental to human health. Police have tracked the specific brand Plutonium sold to a location out of Farmington. Anyone who believes they might have purchased the affected product is urged to dispose of it immediately.

Why is it on the shelves?
Previously banned by the state of Missouri in 2011, with a single change to ingredients, the manufacturers of these products have the ability to get them right back on store shelves.

Have you been injured or made ill by a dangerous consumer product? St. Louis Personal Injury Attorneys Hoffman & Gelfman can help. Contact us today.