Mind and Body

3 People Hospitalized in N.Y. After Smoking Incense



Three people were sent to the hospital after they experienced dizziness, paralysis and seizures from smoking herbal incense purchased at the Palisades Center Mall in West Nyack, N.Y., according to police quoted in The Journal News.

Clarkstown police said they were alerted at 10:45 p.m. Saturday when they were learned someone was having difficulty breathing at the mall.

They found a 19-year-old man from Wisconsin having seizures in the underground parking lot of the mall, and friends told the cops he was smoking Atomic Bomb incense right before they arrived.

“This is the first time we are seeing this,” Clarkstown Detective Sgt. Tim O’Neill said. “We don’t know how widespread it is.”

The man was taken to the hospital, where he was in intensive care Monday.

On Sunday, police received a hang-up 911 phone call from a house in New City, so they responded – but the house was locked.

They entered through the garage and found two women, ages 19 and 20. One woman was conscious, but she could not move her body. The other woman said she felt dizzy and disoriented. Both women said they had been smoking Atomic Bomb, which they purchased at the mall.

The women were taken to the hospital, where they were treated and released.

Police said Atomic Bomb is not an illegal substance, and it is made by Am-Hi-Co.

Ingredients, which are labeled on the package, include vanilla, Indian warrior, Maconha brava, marshmallow, blueberry, strawberry, wild cherry and damiana.

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