Man charged with possession, intent to distribute amid rash of K2 overdoses

1 year 6 months 2 weeks ago Friday, November 09 2018 Nov 9, 2018 Friday, November 09, 2018 3:38:00 PM CST November 09, 2018 in News
By: Brendon Baker, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

COLUMBIA - A man has been charged in connection with a string of synthetic marijuana overdoses in Columbia earlier this week. 

Prosecutors charged 25-year-old Kenneth Edwards with possession with the intent to distribute 35 grams or less of a synthetic controlled substance. 

According to a probable cause statement, police found Edwards unresponsive near Sixth Street and Wilkes Boulevard, apparently under the influence of drugs. 

Officers said they found cash and a substance they recognized as K2 in Edwards' pocket. 

The probable cause statement also said Edwards was seen at a residence earlier in the day known for K2 distribution. 

Police said Wednesday, emergency personnel responded to at least a dozen overdoses involving synthetic marijuana in Columbia.

According to Boone County Jail records, Edwards bail is set at $3,000. A court date is set for Nov. 13.

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