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Wake Forest man charged in juvenile's K2 overdose

Posted July 27, 2011
Updated July 29, 2011

— A Wake Forest man faces charges after a juvenile he was with overdosed on synthetic marijuana.

Police arrested Zackary Alexander Mcroy, 21, of 6432 Willowlawn Dr., on Monday. He was charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Police said Mcroy gave three juveniles K2, which is often sold as incense. They said he called 911 after one of the juveniles became ill while smoking in his vehicle.

A search of the vehicle revealed five packages and a glass bowl used to smoke the synthetic marijuana, police said.

Mcroy and three others were transported to Wake Med for observation. The condition of the juvenile who overdosed was not known.

Police say K2 can lead to rapid heart rate, confusion, vomiting and, in some cases, death.

Mcroy’s first court appearance is Sept. 30.


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  • hollylama Jul 28, 2011

    Capitalism at its finest.

  • Makami Jul 28, 2011

    @ faynmike uuuummmp the weed didn't kill the pedistrian the driver did. I am sure the fact that it was a kid driving had more to do with the accident than the weed.

  • Raditude Jul 28, 2011

    Kids smoke incense now? I'm so out of the loop...

  • Makami Jul 28, 2011

    ? how can they charge him with having a controlled substance and you can buy K2 in regular convience stores???

  • One Term Governor Jul 28, 2011

    It is Physically impossible to OD on pot. Period. You will eat all of your fruit snack, Oreos, and Cheez-its followed by a nice nap LOOOONG before you could even consume enough Pot to kill yourself, which by the way there is no amount! Look it up. Stop being blind ignorant sheeple and get educated!

    Lets pass the North Carolina Medical Cannibis act this November and raise some much needed revenue and bring some farming jobs back to the state!

    Check the legislation here:

  • ThePhwner Jul 28, 2011

    @fayncmike - Excellent points. People love to point to the "illegal" drugs and their effect on driving, yet how many people are driving the roads with legal scrips for narcotics, benzos, and so on. I'm personally scared out of my mind to be on the road with people that hit the Florida pill mills to get their 500 Oxycontin for the month, and since its legal, have no problem driving all over the place. Think about the fatal wreck on I-40 where the trucker demolished 2 cars. What drug was he charged with? Methadone. Which I am sure he was legally prescribed.

  • fayncmike Jul 28, 2011

    ""There was a kid in PA who was charged with felony murder because he was high on weed while driving, hit a pedestrian and she died. See, it does kill."

    Oh, by the way, how many stories have there been in the news about people killing other people while not on pot? how many of those people were drunk? How many were debilitated by their prescription meds? How many were simply too busy chatting on their cells or texting to watch the road? Actually, as a matter of fact, people on pot are usually ultra cautious due to the mild paranoia that occurs.

  • fayncmike Jul 28, 2011

    "Lets all prevent senseless death like this and pass House Bill 577 this November!

    Check legislation here: http://www.ncleg.net/Sessions/2011/Bills/House/PDF/H577v1.pdf"

    I suffer from chronic back pain. I go to a pain management clinic. Every day I take huge doses of narcotic pain killers, the same ones that the drug dealers sell. Every two months they stick electrodes into my back to try to kill off the nerves. Basically I don't get much relief.

    I've asked my doctor if there is anything else that might help. He's told me that marijuana would be more effective but I'd have to go out of state to get it. I am far from alone in this situation.

  • fayncmike Jul 28, 2011

    "People are bleeding this country dry because they are spending all of their "entitlement" money on weed."

    Yes, well legalize it and prices will plummet, the crook dealers will go out of business and drug related crime will be a thing of the past. What will the goody two shoes people have to crab about than?

  • Yessirboi Jul 28, 2011

    Those of you wondering about the controlled substance. The first part of July the DEA put sythetic marijuana. Since K2 is a synthetic you change the chemical make up of it and it is diffrent. The maker of K2 just came out with K3 that isnt on the controlled substance list. There is a little article on www.drugfreenc.org about K2 or Sythetic Cannabinods. Its about halfway down the page. The problem is alot of mom and pop gas stations don't really know what they are selling.