Deputies: 6 men fall ill after smoking synthetic marijuana

DONALDSONVILLE, LA (WAFB) - Investigators said six men were taken to the hospital after smoking synthetic marijuana Thursday evening.

The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office reported the men, all from Donaldsonville, had smoked the drug, "Happy 2."

According to Chief Deputy Tony Bacala, the men were taken to Prevost Memorial Hospital in Donaldsonville.

Bacala added four men were still being treated as of early Friday morning, while the other two had been released.

Narcotics detectives are investigating the case. Bacala said the sheriff's office wants everyone to be alert of how dangerous synthetic marijuana is.

Anyone with information on illegal drug activity is urged to contact the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office Narcotics Division at (225) 621-8355 or Crime Stoppers at 225-344-7867.

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