DALLAS -- Folks with the City of Dallas are looking to smoke out the issues that come with synthetic marijuana.
“K-2 is a new, dangerous drug that is going to create problems now and in the future; and we don't even know what those long terms effects are,” Deputy Chief Vernon Halem said.
Council members met with Dallas PD Monday to discuss the city’s chronic problems with K-2. In December and January, paramedics were called out to more than 200 K-2 related calls, according to Dallas Fire Rescue.
“It’s a demand driven drug where it's so cheap, and there's a population downtown that seems to be gravitating towards this drug,” Chief Brown told the council Monday.
As of now, DPD has arrested eight dealers selling the phony weed. Although K-2 has been banned in Dallas, police believe some convenience stores and smoke shops are still selling this stuff, too.
“Im sure it's just too easy and too cheap, and so I'm sure it's being made in many places we don`t even know about yet,” the Deputy Chief said.
DPD says it’s gonna take the efforts from many departments to regulate how to deal with this dangerous drug -- doing things like creating paraphernalia-free zones.
That will keep shops that sell accessories away from schools & churches.
City lawyers will have to see what the city can do to K-O the K-2 problem.
“I’m a little concerned because what I see is the DFR and DPD are busting their asses to get this stuff off the street and we have 100 attorneys and no legal plan right now,' Councilmen Philip Kingston said.