LISTEN: NLEC Fights to Keep Doors Open Despite Drug IssueThe city wants the New Life Evangelistic Center shut down by April 1, but Reverend Larry Rice is appealing.
STL Fire Continues to Respond to a Dozen Overdoses Per Day, Most Are K-2"It puts a strain on the day-to-day activities of the guys and the women who work in EMS and fire; it wears on you after a while," Jenkerson says. "Especially when you see the same two or three people over and over."
Homeless Man Charged in Connection to K-2 OverdosesPolice say a surveillance camera showed 56-year-old John White in a suspected drug deal outside the New Life Evangelistic Center.
Dramatic Drop in Downtown Synthetic Marijuana OverdosesEmergency workers received a hundred calls for overdoses, but something changed.
Over 100 Synthetic Marijuana Overdoses in 3 DaysThis is the first time the DEA locally has seen this type of "concentrated effect" from synthetic drugs.
There's Nothing Fake About Synthetic MarijuanaSynthetic marijuana is much more powerful and dangerous than regular marijuana.
Biddle House Not Affected By Recent Synthetic Drug OverdosesEddie Roth with the City of St. Louis says the Biddle House serves the same population the New Life Evangelistic shelter, but has not seen any of those emergency medical calls.
Dozens in Downtown Homeless Community Overdose on K-2St. Louis EMS crews normally respond to 10 to 12 overdose calls per day.
DEA to Synthetic Drugs Makers: We're Coming for YouThe DEA seized more than $36 million in cash, arrested 91 people, and led to 5 million packets of synthetic drugs being removed from the public.