LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Lafayette police are warning about an increase in the use of a dangerous drug. According to police, over the past weekend, they responded to at least 10 calls for service related to the use of spice. Many of those calls led to people being hospitalized or arrested.
The drug "spice" is a leafy substance, sprayed with chemicals, and smoked in a similar fashion to marijuana. Spice is sometimes referred to as "legal" or synthetic marijuana. These monikers are misleading and dangerous. Spice is not safe in any amount and the effects of its use are most similar to PCP. Spice is addictive, can cause hallucinations, tremors, paranoia, and even death.
We ask anyone with information about persons using or dealing spice contact the Tippecanoe County Drug Task Force at (765) 807-1670 or the anonymous We-Tip Hotline at (800) 78-CRIME.
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