K2: It Can Get You High & It Is Legal To Smoke

By John W. Davis

June 29, 2010 Updated Jun 30, 2010 at 11:19 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) - It is an herbal substance that can get you high and it is legal to smoke.

However, a Fort Wayne youth group is protesting K2 sales at area gas stations.

Community members say it is personal K2 horror stories that encourage them to fight against the herbal substance.

"I'm passionate about it because one of my friends daughter actually smoked it. She was gone for three days. After they located her she thought she had only been missing for a day. So its affected me directly," said Students Against Violence Everywhere Youth Advisor Sheila Campbell.

For the past three weeks, S.A.V.E. has protested on Fort Wayne's Southeast Side.

Members say they choose to challenge gas stations in that area because no one else was.

Meanwhile, the group has already found success two weeks in a row.

They have already convinced gas stations at McKinnie Avenue and Anthony Boulevard and McKinnie Avenue and Lafayette Street to stop selling K2.

But K2 is not just affecting community members on the city's Southeast Side.

On Tuesday June 15, an 18-year-old driver slammed his car into a deck and a jacuzzi on Fort Wayne's North Side.

The driver admitted to police that he was high on K2, which caused him to see everything in a "3-D cartoonish way".

The driver had minor injuries but was not ticketed because police could not test for K2 because it is a legal drug.

"I don't think it is right at all. Cigarettes is bad enough but drugs, I don't do drugs but I think it is really bad and it makes our community look really bad," said S.A.V.E. Youth Member & Northside High School Senior Daniel Williams.

The group will protest K2 sales every Tuesday at area gas stations.

They are also working on getting K2 banned across Indiana.

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