- Associated Press - Thursday, May 7, 2015

WILLIMANTIC, Conn. (AP) - Police in Connecticut have arrested two more people while investigating a batch of synthetic marijuana that sickened about a dozen people - bringing the total number of arrests to six.

Willimantic police charged 31-year-old Charles Ward and 24-year-old Ashley Easton with possessing narcotics with intent to sell and other crimes late Wednesday.

Authorities arrested a suspected dealer of “K2” synthetic marijuana and three alleged buyers Tuesday.

Officials say about a dozen people became ill Monday after using “K2” believed to be laced with the hallucinogenic PCP. Five people were hospitalized but later discharged.

Police haven’t said whether any of the arrests involved the “K2” that got people sick.

Ward and Easton are detained on $50,000 bail. Their response to the charges isn’t known. It’s not clear if they have lawyers.


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