Police swarmed a Connecticut park near Yale University and searched peoples homes for drugs Thursday in an effort to prevent more overdoses from a batch of synthetic marijuana blamed for sending more than 70 people to the hospital.
Social workers and mental health professionals also responded to the New Haven Green, where most of the overdoses happened Wednesday. Authorities described a chaotic scene where people were dropping to the ground unconscious, others vomiting and some becoming lethargic.
Officials said 76 people overdosed Wednesday and 17 more fell ill Thursday. Officials werent certain whether Thursdays overdoses involved the same batch of K2 synthetic marijuana. No deaths were reported, and most of those brought to local hospitals have been discharged.