Woman High on Spice Destroys Anchorage AK Subway

K2 Spice has made a splashy appearance in Anchorage, Alaska. A woman under its influence wreaked havoc on a local Subway sandwich shop.
Nina Fenton
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Nikki Abrell of Anchorage, Alaska must have really, really wanted a sandwich before she wandered into a local Subway high on K2 spice on Wednesday. Soon after she arrived, the drug overtook Arbell. She stripped off her clothes off and wreaked havoc on the Church Square sandwich shop.

Arbell’s rampage caused over $20,000 worth of damage and ended with her in cuffs, facing a felony count of third-degree criminal mischief and two misdemeanor charges for third-degree criminal mischief and resisting arrest. We can bet that Subway wishes they had a way to conduct Spice K2 (Synthetic Marijuana) Drug Test for K2 or other dangerous street drugs before admitting new patrons in an effort to save themselves from future incidents like this one.

The Anchorage Police Department’s communications director, Jennifer Castro, said of the incident “She’s been in the bathroom for over an hour. They kept banging on the door to check on her– she said she’d come out, but she never did. About 8:20, we’re getting reports that this woman is now naked inside the store and she’s tearing the store apart. The other employees had evacuated themselves out of the store and she was locked inside the store, tearing everything up. There were also reports that people were seeing smoke from inside the restaurant, but it was actually discharged from a fire extinguisher.”

“People described her as a ‘little crazy.’ She disrobed, went fully nude and kinda just went nuts. Started breaking furniture, destroyed the store, knocked over computers, ripped the ceiling down, sprayed a fire extinguisher all over, locked herself in the bathroom for a while, broke just about everything you could find,” said Sgt. Shaun Henry of the Anchorage Police Department.

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K2 Spice in Anchorage

Incidents like the one at Subway are becoming increasingly common in Anchorage as reports of synthetic weed use continue to increase. Authorities say that they are seeing “more Spice now than meth and heroin combined” on the city streets. “From July 18 to September 27, suspected Spice use comprised 10 percent of all Anchorage Fire Department emergency transports,” according to the Anchorage Daily News.

Great efforts are being made by lawmakers in Anchorage as a $5 million budget increase in state funding has been issued in an attempt to aid police in combating the spreading K2 use. The hope is to remove more of the drug off of the street along with making housing more available to the city’s homeless population, who are usually hit the hardest by K2 since it is cheap and easy to access.

K2’s Effects

K2 is a synthetic drug that caused many undesirable side effects that tend to sink into the user in powerful ways, much like what happened to Arbell. “You see all kinds of behavior. Some people just lay down and go to sleep. Other people become extremely hostile or violent. You never know what you’re going to get and that’s part of the danger with it is you don’t know what it’s going to do to the human body and you get sometimes these extreme reactions,” Sgt. Henry said.

This synthetic form of marijuana is continually popping up in cities across the United States with users ranging in age from teenagers to the elderly. Don’t let yourself or someone you care for become another statistic or story on the news demonstrating the horrors of synthetic marijuana.

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