Safe Station calls down, but new chemicals surfacing; ‘Captain Salvia’ warning

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Items found at the scene of an AMR call Aug. 11. Photo/AMR Supervisor Dan Szmyt

Suspected opiate-related overdoses have been on a downward trend this month with only 18 so far through this moment.  Granted, the two deaths are believed to have been related to opiates (through either history, paraphernalia at the scene, etc).  Spice seems to have slowed some since the efforts of MPD to crack down on the higher-intensity areas that we have been discussing over the past few weeks.

Safe Station has been going nearly non-stop with 54 intakes (at least, not all have been accounted for) being done.

Two new drugs have been seen by crews after responding to different emergencies.  These drugs are:

  • SALVIA according to the witness it was “Captain Salvia”, a brand name similar to brand names of Spice

Below is a YouTube video of what the use of Salvia does and it is VERY similar to what the crews saw upon arrival:

 

  • CLONAZOLAM   a very potent benzo sold as a “research drug.

This is the first time these drugs have been seen in the City that have been noticed to my knowledge, but it really isn’t an indicator of anything changing or something to be worried about.  Unfortunately, these things have been around for a while and I guess if you were to look at a “silver lining” at least it isn’t new analogue of opiate.

Below are the latest statistics for August, with comparisons:



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