Tainted Street Drug Wreaks Havoc On Skid Row
More than a dozen people have fallen ill since Friday.
The Los Angeles Daily News:
Skid Row Overdoses Likely Caused By Tainted Batch Of Street Drug Spice
After more than a dozen people fell ill over the weekend on Los Angeles’ Skid Row, a homeless advocate said Monday that the victims were likely sickened by a tainted batch of fake marijuana known as Spice. The Rev. Andy Bales, who heads the Union Rescue Mission, said Spice has been a problem on Skid Row for years, but the latest batch to hit the area could be laced with more potent chemicals. At least six people were taken to a local hospital on Friday night. Several more got sick throughout the weekend. Bales said an additional four people were taken by ambulance to hospitals on Monday. (Abram, 4/25)