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Spice-Related Medical Calls Increasing in Tampa Bay

Pasco County Sheriff’s Office
The Florida Channel
Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.

Spice-related emergency medical calls in Tampa climbed from 17 in February to 130 in April and 183 in March, according to the Tampa Bay Times.
Meanwhile, Pinellas County paramedics worked nearly 350 suspected spice calls in March, with the numbers climbing towards the middle of the month, the Times reported.

Authorities told the Times they are not sure what is causing the spike in spice-related calls.