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DC man pleads guilty to shaking death of girlfriend’s baby

By Neal Augenstein | @AugensteinWTOP August 19, 2016 1:39 pm WASHINGTON — A 24-year-old D.C. man pleaded guilty to a charge of child abuse resulting in death after shaking his girlfriend’s six-month-old daughter while he was under the influence of synthetic marijuana, which is also known as K2. In Prince George’s County Circuit Court, Judge Beverly Woodard accepted the plea, and sentenced Kareem Bryant to 12 years in prison. Bryant is currently serving three [...]


Marion Barry’s son dies of an overdose

By Abigail Constantino and Kathy Stewart August 14, 2016 6:09 am FILE - In this March 19, 2014 file photo, Christopher Barry, the son of the late former mayor and DC City Council member Marion Barry, speaks in Washington. The only son of Barry is seeking his late father's seat on the D.C. Council. Thirty-four-year-old Christopher Barry picked up nominating petitions at the D.C. Board of Elections on Monday. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File) [...]


DC Police Chief: 3,500 Medical Transports Related to ‘Suspected Synthetic Cannabinoid Use’ in 2015

By Melanie Hunter | June 7, 2016 | 3:27 PM EDT Synthetic cannabinoids seized by agents in Alabama. (Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board, via Associated Press) (CNSNews.com) – D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday that last year the District’s Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services provided at least 3,500 transports related to suspected synthetic cannabinoid use. “In 2015, the District of Columbia’s Department of Fire and Emergency Medical [...]


Fewer Zombies In New Anti-Synthetic Drugs Ad Campaign Targeting Adults

by Rachel Kurzius in News on May 24, 2016 1:30 pm dcist.com Image via D.C. Department of Behavioral Health. Danger: Fake Weed + U = Zombie is an equation that the D.C. Department of Health hoped would scare kids away from synthetic drugs. And this week the Department of Behavioral Health is rolling out an extension of the campaign for adults, though it features no undead victims of the drug. K2 Zombie DC, the health [...]


Court documents: Metrobus hijacking suspect smoked K2, PCP before fatal crash

By: Paul Wagner Posted:May 04 2016 06:02PM EDT Updated:May 04 2016 06:11PM EDT WASHINGTON - Court documents say a man accused of hijacking a Metrobus and fatally striking a pedestrian with the vehicle on Tuesday had smoked K2 and PCP before the crash. The court affidavit filed in the case says the suspect, Keith Loving, admitted to the drug use after the crash. The affidavit also says Loving brought the bus to a stop at [...]


‘Mary Jane, Reggie, And Kush’ Warn Of Pot Dangers In New D.C. Health Campaign

DCist by Rachel Sadon in News on Dec 23, 2015 1:55 pm Although D.C. can't tax and regulate the sale of marijuana—the use of which has been legal for ten months—it can warn kids about lighting up. Using the characters of "Mary Jane," "Reggie," and their dog, "Kush," the District of Columbia Department of Behavioral Health and the Department of Health launched a joint campaign that promises "The Blunt Truth" about marijuana's health impacts. Like [...]


D.C. launches marijuana education initiative

  FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2011, file photo, medical marijuana clone plants are shown at a medical marijuana dispensary in Oakland, Calif. College students are most likely to try marijuana, inhalants and alcohol for the first time during the summer, not the school year, according to the report released Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, which examined data from the annual National Survey on Drug [...]


What’s in that synthetic drug? An unknown grab-bag of toxic chemicals

December 22, 2015 at 6:25 PM EST The synthetic drug Spice is known as "fake pot," but its effects are completely different from marijuana. The hard-to-detect substances are often made in foreign facilities with an ever-changing cocktail of chemicals, meaning you can never be sure of what you're taking. This year, poison control hotlines have seen a record number of calls across the country. William Brangham reports. http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/whats-in-that-synthetic-drug-an-unknown-grab-bag-of-toxic-chemicals/


Synthetic Marijuana Threatens Health

Rise of a New ‘Drug’ Puts the Community on Edge By Candace Y.A. Montague Mayor Muriel Bowser and Chief Cathy Lanier speaks about the dangers of synthetic marijuana. Photo: Lateef Mangum, Office of the Mayor K2, Spice, Scooby Snax, and Bizarro. Clever names printed on small packages containing a deadly substance. Synthetic marijuana has been making its rounds among residents in the District. In May 2013 the DC Department of Behavioral Health (DBH) launched [...]


The scariest thing about synthetic drugs is everything that’s unknown

Synthetic drugs bring challenge of unknown to D.C. An ever-changing concoction of inexpensive, easy-to-get drugs are proving hard for police and paramedics to counter. By Abigail Hauslohner and Peter Hermann July 18   The man in the Mickey Mouse shirt was clinging to a light pole on H Street NE when police showed up, and then he dropped his pants. Another man near Eastern Market was laughing so hard that paramedics had trouble keeping him on [...]

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