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Salina Police Caution About Potpourri

KSAL StaffNovember 6, 2014
Drug Enforcement

Salina Police are cautioning citizens about the dangers of using the synthetic drugs known as “potpourri” or “spice”.  An increase in medical cases stemming from side-effects from the drugs are prompting the warning.

Police say that in the month of October Salina EMS units responded to 15 cases involving smoking potpourri. The patients had various symptoms ranging from being unresponsive to paranoid and combative. EMS units also reported some patients having convulsions, loss of body functions, nausea, vomiting, and high anxiety.

Patients ranged in age from teenagers to those in their 50s.

Police say that potpourri being sold in Salina is extremely potent.

Salina Police officers, and officers from the I 135 / I 70 Drug Task Force are working to identify the suppliers and distributors of the drugs. Anyone with any information is asked to contact Salina Police, or Crimestoppers at 825-TIPS, text SATIPS to CRIMES (274637), or visit and follow Crimestoppers link to submit a web tip. You may receive a cash reward of up to $1,000 and you are not required to give your name.


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