Kirksville Police Warn about Fake Drugs

The Kirksville Police Department is warning the public that despite what some may think, synthetic drugs are illegal and extremely dangerous.

Synthetic cannabinoids have gone by many names since their inception including K2, Spice, and Blaze. They’re not derived from marijuana or THC and are just that, synthetic…fake to be more specific. Kirksville Police ask that citizens think about the substances they put in their body. Police would like to also remind citizens that synthetic cannabinoids are illegal in Missouri. Not only are these substances illegal but police believe a recent increase in police/medical calls with persons acting suspicious can be attributed to the use of these substances. In May 2015 the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) estimated deaths as the result of synthetic cannabinoid use are triple what were seen in the previous year.