A Neosho man is in custody for supplying two minors with a legal variation of synthetic marijuana, on which they appeared to have overdosed.


A Neosho man is in custody for supplying two minors with a legal variation of synthetic marijuana, on which they appeared to have overdosed.

Devin J. Robinson, 18, is being charged with first degree endangering the welfare of a child after Neosho police were called to the 400 block of Glenview Place early Tuesday evening in reference to a possible drug overdose call, according to a Neosho PD news release. When officers arrived they found two juvenile females, ages 15 and 16, who appeared to be “under the influence of some drug.”

“They were in an altered state of mind and vomiting,” the police department statement read.

The girls were taken to Neosho Freeman Hospital and treated. They are believed to be in stable condition.

Upon investigation it was determined that Robinson, who is the boyfriend of one of the girls, according to Police Chief Dave McCracken, had given them “incense, or synthetic marijuana to moke,” the statement read, and Robinson was arrested. The press release continued that the incense had been purchased at Main Stop convenience store, 320 E. Main St, in Neosho.
McCracken said the incense was apparently purchased and wasn't connected to a break-in last week at Main Stop in which $221 worth of herbal incense was stolen.

Though herbal incense can legally be sold, it's marketed as an artificial drug, a marijuana substitute not covered under Missouri's ban last year on K-2, K-3 and other artificial drugs.

McCracken said Tuesday's incident isn't isolated.

“It's getting to be a real problem,” McCracken said. “I feel obligated to let the community know just how dangerous this stuff is. You just don't know how kids are going to react to it.”