ALBERTA

Boy Charged After St. Albert K2 Overdose Sends Teens To Hospital

09/26/2013 05:45 EDT | Updated 11/26/2013 05:12 EST
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FILE - This Feb. 15, 2010, file photo shows a package of K2, a concoction of dried herbs sprayed with chemicals. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder on Tuesday, June 19, 2012 signed bills banning so-called synthetic marijuana. The substance, sold under trade names like Spice and K2, has been available in stores as a mix of dried herbs and spices sprayed with chemicals. It has been blamed for health problems and violent behavior, especially among young people. (AP Photo/Kelley McCall, File)
ST. ALBERT, Alta. - RCMP have arrested an Edmonton-area youth on drug charges after an investigation into two other boys who were sent to hospital in medical distress.

Police say the 14-year-old and 16-year-old who were sent to hospital had taken a synthetic form of marijuana known as K2 or Spice.

They have since been discharged from hospital.

RCMP say a 16-year-old boy has been charged with criminal negligence causing bodily harm and breach of probation.

He appeared in an Edmonton court Thursday and is to appear in St. Albert youth court on November 5.

Police say they were called Monday about a 14-year-old boy having seizures in a back alley in St. Albert and later, they got another call about a 16-year-old boy in medical distress at a school parking lot.

RCMP have said there could be more of this drug in the community and are urging families to talk about the dangers of drugs.

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