NEW HAVEN, Conn. — President Donald Trump‘s nominee for drug czar is scheduled to visit Connecticut to talk with state and local officials about drug addiction. This comes in response to more than 100 overdoses from synthetic marijuana in New Haven last week.
Jim Carroll is set to meet Monday in New Haven with Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, Mayor Toni Harp and other officials. Carroll is Trump’s pick to lead the Office of National Drug Control Policy.
More than 100 people fell ill Wednesday and Thursday, mostly on the New Haven Green. First responders described chaotic scenes of multiple people falling unconscious at the same time, while others vomited or became disoriented. All of them recovered.
Authorities said a bad batch of K2 synthetic marijuana was to blame. Three people were arrested.
The Associated Press