Police monitor new synthetic drug in the area
Police have noticed an increase of drug overdoses lately. It's a potent new drug that was first thought to be a form of orange crack cocaine, which is the substance called AM 2201, a synthetic cannibinoid that's been used to coat the potpourri that was sold as synthetic marijuana. It's a powdery substance that was apparently smoked by those who have overdosed. It made them sick, and at least eight people were hospitalized because of it last week in Charleston. It's an illegal substance, because recent state and federal synthetic drug laws banned it. Detectives have a lead on who might be supplying the drug, but they welcome tips as the investigation continues.