With over 60 overdoses in a week within Minneapolis, synthetic marijuana has recently seen a large spike in the Twin Cities. Here in Central Minnesota, the drug, more commonly known as K2 or Spice isn't as large a concern, however, authorities are keeping an eye out.
Two people were arrested in a drug raid in north St. Cloud. The Central Minnesota Violent Offenders Task force used a search warrant at a home at 721 28th Avenue North Tuesday morning, after an investigation into the sales of controlled substances.
Two people have been arrested during a search warrant in south St. Cloud. The Central Minnesota Violent Offenders Task Force used the warrant Wednesday at 622 Wilson Avenue Southeast after conducting an investigation into the sales of controlled substances.
Opioid overdoses have reached record levels across the U.S. and there's no sign of them slowing down anytime soon. Here in Minnesota, the health department says 637 people died last year compared to 583 in 2015.