A dozen spice overdoses in a handful of hours in New Hampshire


MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Manchester firefighters say they had been overwhelmed with calls for overdoses this weekend, numerous involving the synthetic marijuana item recognized as spice.

District Chief Henry Martineau told WMUR-Television that the very first calls began coming in about eight a.m. Saturday, and the quantity elevated to a dozen in just a handful of hours. He says such calls are spreading the division thin.

Numerous of the overdoses occurred at the New Horizons Shelter. An official there says spice has not too long ago come to be a dilemma at the shelter. Chief Tactic Officer Cathy Khun thanked police and emergency responders, and mentioned it will take many partners to tackle what she known as a public wellness crisis.


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