By WAFF.com Staff
DEKALB COUNTY, AL (WAFF) –
Investigators in DeKalb and Cherokee counties said at least 30 people between 16 and 30 years old have kidney damage because of synthetic drugs.
In a joint press conference, the district attorneys of DeKalb and Cherokee counties said they believe the spice was laced with poison or pesticides.
DeKalk County District Attorney Michael O’Dell said the spice dealer could face assault and attempted murder charges when caught. Officials said they do have suspects.
O’Dell said the spice users were hospitalized within the last three weeks with kidney failure. A teenage patient will be on permanent dialysis for life.
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