Teen Hospitalized After Smoking Synthetic Marijuana

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    The synthetic marijuana nearly took the life of a 13-year-old girl in Irving Saturday night. Emergency crews arrived on the scene around 10:00 p.m. where the teen needed immediate medical attention.

    Billie Jean Huffman's natural reaction was to call 911 when she realized her 13-year-old goddaughter was having a seizure.

    “I was scared, but not scared enough I didn't know what to do,” said Huffman. “The little one was going like this and I knew immediately she was having a seizure from K2.”

    The synthetic marijuana nearly took the life of Huffman's goddaughter on her apartment steps in Irving Saturday night. Emergency crews arrived on the scene around 10 p.m. where the teen needed immediate medical attention.

    “He [the emergency responder] said if you didn’t call us when you did and try to help her, there isn't any telling what would have happened,” Huffman said.

    Huffman's goddaughter was rushed to Children's Medical Center in Dallas where she was treated overnight and released Sunday afternoon. Huffman said she is glad the situation was not any worse. 

    “That drug, as far as I see, is a killer,” said Huffman. “K2 kills. If we didn't call the ambulance last night, we would have probably seen a death.”

    Irving police detectives will be investigating to find out who supplied the teenage girl the synthetic marijuana, which could possibly lead to charges being filed.