Standing in front of a bodega shuttered by the NYPD’s efforts to crack down on synthetic marijuana distributors, City Council member Robert Cornegy spoke about the epidemic plaguing his Brooklyn community. In Bushwick, the corner of Broadway and Myrtle Avenue is well-known by residents as a hot spot for K2. And after five people overdosed on the drug early on Saturday, community leaders, elected officials and the NYPD came together to demand a change in course and a change in the narrative around K2 abuse in Brooklyn.
Community Leaders Decry Conditions at the Root of K2 Abuse
Along with elected officials, community leaders and the NYPD, city council member Robert Cornegy made a neighborhood call to action during a press conference today to draw attention to the ongoing synthetic marijuana problem in Brooklyn.
In the latest incident at an intersection known for K2, police responded to calls about five men who had overdosed on the synthetic drug. All five men were in stable condition when paramedics transported them to Woodhull Hospital.
During the call to action, Cornegy denounced five as still a “horrible number”. But he noted that five was less than the 25 people who overdosed on K2 in