2 arrested for allegedly selling synthetic marijuana that sickened dozens

Investigators say Quadeer Nelson and Kevin McKenzie distributed synthetic marijuana, also known as K2. Investigators say Quadeer Nelson and Kevin McKenzie distributed synthetic marijuana, also known as K2.
NEWARK -

Two men were arrested after being accused of distributing drugs in Newark that left dozens of people ill. 

Investigators say Quadeer Nelson and Kevin McKenzie distributed synthetic marijuana, also known as K2.

The investigation began after 12 people were found sick from K2 Thursday night near New Jersey Railroad Avenue.

Within 24 hours, the number of those sickened jumped to 40.

The source of the drug is under investigation.

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