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Synthetic drug use at Hermann Park sends 16 to hospital, authorities say

Houston Chronicle | 6/23/2016

More than a dozen people were transported to hospitals around the Texas Medical Center on Thursday after apparently ingesting synthetic drugs at a section of Hermann Park known as “Kush Corner.” Authorities said 16 people — who appeared to be homeless — were overcome in the mid-afternoon heat by Kush, an illegal, chemically based drug. “There is high probability that this was a Kush overdose,” said Capt. Ruy Lozano of the Houston Fire Department. “There’s no definite way to test for it but there were a lot of packages of it around patients.”

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