By Sean Gagnier
Williamston Post staff writer
The two Williamston residents who were recently sent to Sparrow Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit after an incident involving mephedrone have been charged with felonies. The victims were sent to Sparrow Hospital on Sept. 29 after they suffered side-effects of “drone.”
Sparrow Hospital accepted the 22-year-old male and 18-year-old female from Williamston after they ingested methylenedioxypyrovalerone, or MDPV. MDPV is a designer drug that is frequently sold as bath salts said Williamston Police. Over the summer the Michigan legislature passed a bill outlawing “drone,” classifying it as a Schedule 1 drug, which is a drug with no medical uses that also poses a high risk of abuse. Both victims were picked up by ambulance and escorted to Sparrow Hospital after Williamston Police were able to get them under control.