Willimantic Police have arrested two more people as they investigate tainted K2, or synthetic marijuana, that sent 12 people to the hospital in Willimantic on Monday.
The arrests come after Willimantic police responded to a dozen cases on Monday of residents who ingested the drug exhibiing psychotic behavior. Investigators said they believe the K2 was laced with another substance.
Police have charged Charles Ward, a 31-year-old homeless man, and Ashley Easton, 24, of Willimantic, with possession of narcotics, possession of narcotics with intent to sell and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Bond for each was set at $50,000 and they were due in Danielson Superior Court this morning.
Police said tis is an ongoing investigation into the distribution of illegal narcotics in Willimantic and more arrests are expected.
These arrests comes a day after police arrested four other people.
Thomas Gasper Jr., 39, was charged with possession of narcotics, possession of narcotics with intent to sell, possession of drug paraphernalia in a drug factory and operation of a drug factory.
Vanessa Torruella, 22, of Willimantic, Jessica Klein, 31, of Willimantic, and Justin Blantz, of Willimantic. ave also been charged in connection with the investigation and are due in court on May 14.