Ken Leighton 5 p.m., Jan. 18
Naval Hospital Sees Increased Number of Spice Users
The Associated Press reports the Pentagon is cracking down on the use of synthetic-drug Spice throughout all branches of military. According to the report, military officials have investigated over 1,100 personnel for using Spice.
Some of those investigations included Spice-busts on the San Diego-based vessels USS Carl Vinson as well as the USS Ronald Reagan.
In the article, a psychiatrist at San Diego's Naval Hospital says that the facility has dealt with more cases of Spice-trips-gone-wrong than any other health care center in the country. Lt. Commander Donald Hurst tells the AP that medical staff see cases, which often include agitation, delusions, and vomiting, on a weekly basis.
USS Carl Vinson
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