Chief Deputy: Six taken to Donaldsonville hospital after smoking synthetic marijuana

Six Donaldsonville men were taken to Prevost Memorial Hospital on Thursday evening within a two-hour time frame after smoking a synthetic marijuana drug called “Happy 2,” Chief Tony Bacala of the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.

Four men were being treated late Thursday and two men have been released, Bacala said.

Narcotics detectives are investigating the matter.

Anyone with information on illegal drug activity is urged to contact the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division at (225) 621-8355 or by texting 847411 to the Sheriff’s office anonymous tip line or by calling Crime Stoppers at 225-344-STOP (7867).