NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The NYPD is sounding the alarm about a synthetic drug, saying it is favored by the homeless. It makes people irrational, impervious to pain and very dangerous.
In a disturbing video obtained by CBS2, a naked homeless man, said to be under the influence of a resurgent drug, synthetic marijuana — also known as “K2” and “Spice,” is seen blocking a Brooklyn school safety vehicle. Police Commissioner Bill Bratton calls the drug “weaponized marijuana,” CBS2’s Marcia Kramer reported Tuesday.
The man is howling and irrational. Bratton said it is the new favorite drug of some homeless people, who often buy it in bodegas in upper Manhattan for as little as $1 a packet.
And, as a second video shows, the drug makes it very difficult and dangerous for cops to arrest users.