Dozens more hospitalized in DeKalb County after smoking tainted spice

DEKALB COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - At least 30 teens and young adults were hospitalized this month in DeKalb County with kidney problems and kidney failure as the result of smoking tainted spice.

Authorities said the people smoked spice which was laced with poison and pesticide. Investigators are trying to track down who sold it.

"The minute that they found out that law passed, they got rid of it. I don't know if they bundled it up and sold it to somebody and it went somewhere else but we've been working on that and the task force has been working pretty hard on some of this stuff," said Jimmy Harris, DeKalb County Sheriff.

Sheriff Harris said the new state law banning spice is working but it is harder to find who sold the tainted spice.

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