Police: Austin K2 cases may be linked to Dallas

FILE. A packet of K2, synthetic cannabis product. (AP Photo/Brett Phibbs, NZ Herald)
FILE. A packet of K2, synthetic cannabis product. (AP Photo/Brett Phibbs, NZ Herald)

AUSTIN (KXAN) – Dallas Police confirmed they are investigating the source of more than 100 overdoses on K2 in that area. And now, state officials confirm the symptoms in Dallas and Austin seem to be so similar, they are considering the possibility that there may be one source behind the bad batch causing the overdoses in both Austin and Dallas.

Investigators are concerned the synthetic drug may be laced with a PCP type drug that is causing violent reactions.

“We’ve been in contact with local health officials in Dallas and here in Austin as well- just to get a sense on what they’re seeing in hospitals and other medical providers in the areas. We’ve not heard any other widespread reports from any parts of the state at this point,” said Chris Van Deusen with the Texas Department of State Health Services.

APD is remaining tight lipped on the investigation and would not make an official statement as to whether they have been in touch with Dallas investigators, and whether they are looking into the theory that the Austin K-2 may have come from a Dallas supplier.

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