Overdoses continue to plague downtown St. Louis

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ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – St. Louis city responded to six more drug overdose cases Monday. That brings the total since November 7 to 301. Authorities believe the majority of cases can be linked to a form of synthetic marijuana sometimes labeled K-2.

The majority of cases have been in the downtown area near the New Life Evangelistic Center which provides shelter to the homeless. The city has been trying to shut the center down in recent months.