More Synthetic Marijuana in Murfreesboro

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Synthetic marijuana, also known as spice, is growing in popularity in some areas of the state. Murfreesboro looks to be one of those areas, although arrests involving the drug have not increased greatly.

This past weekend, one arrest involving synthetic weed was made after 42-year old Marcus D. Hopkins was questioned on Memorial Boulevard in Murfreesboro. Hopkins was said to be passed out behind the wheel of his car. After the man was awakened by police, they asked him to step out of his Hyundai. While stepping out, a small pipe fell out of his lap on into the car.

The police report that WGNS obtained on Monday stated, "Mr. Hopkins admitted to smoking synthetic cannabis. After consent to search was obtained, a pill bottle with synthetic cannabis was found in the center console."

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Hopkins then failed a field sobriety test and was quickly taken to jail. He was charged with DUI, possession of a synthetic cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia. He will appear in court this June.

According to DrugAbuse.gov:

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Spice abusers who have been taken to Poison Control Centers report symptoms that include rapid heart rate, vomiting, agitation, confusion, and hallucinations. Spice can also raise blood pressure and cause reduced blood supply to the heart (myocardial ischemia), and in a few cases it has been associated with heart attacks. Regular users may experience withdrawal and addiction symptoms.

Source:

MPD Arrest Report #15-6474

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