Cops: 'Atomic Bomb' incense causing illness when smoked

Clarkstown police are trying to spread the word about a specific type of store-bought incense that is apparently being smoked by young people, and which can cause serious side-effects and illnesses.

Three young people in Rockland have already had to receive medical treatment after smoking the "AM-HI-CO Atomic Bomb" incense, officials say.

Clarkstown police say that on Saturday, they responded to the underground parking lot at the Palisades Mall where a 19-year-old man began suffering hallucinations after his friends said that he had smoked the incense. The man is still reportedly in the intensive care unit at a hospital.

Two young women showed similar symptoms on Sunday, but have since been released from the hospital.

Clarkstown detectives say that the incense is being sold legally, but added that there are various warnings on the label to avoid consumption of all kinds.

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