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Ten people hospitalized after possible drug overdoses on skid row

Los Angeles Times | 4/23/2016

Several police, fire and ambulance crews responded to the scene and found multiple drug overdose victims. Witnesses told police that the victims were smoking Spice, a synthetic marijuana. The synthetic cannabinoids are made by spraying psychoactive chemicals onto plant matter, which can then be smoked or consumed.

Seven people were transported to local hospitals, police said. Three others were taken to hospitals Saturday morning from the same area. Authorities said all of the victims were expected to survive.

An LAPD officer was also treated and released at a hospital after an odor in the area caused him to become ill.

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