Packets of K2 or 'spice', a synthetic marijuana drug.

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K2 Corner: Overdose rash prompts call for crackdown at Brooklyn hot spot

September 10, 2018 - 6:23 pm
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- There's something going on at the corner of Broadway and Myrtle in Bed Stuy and it's not good.

There are claims that more than 100 people have overdosed on synthetic marijuana, known as K2, at the corner over the past few months.

In fact, K2 is so prevalent at at Myrtle and Broadway on the corner of Bed-Stuy and Bushwick, that locals call it "K2 Corner," 1010 WINS' Al Jones reported.

On Monday, City Councilman Robert Cornegy was planning to showed up at the corner to demand a K2 crackdown by the NYPD after at least 5 people overdosed at the location over the weekend.

The month of May saw 50 people overdose at the corner with 25 sickened on a single Saturday. Victims were 'staggering zombie-like' and 'speaking incoherently,' the Daily News reported.

"We call them 'The Walking Dead,'" a restaurant worker said.

In June, video surgaced of a man in 'zombie-like' condition laying on the tracks at the J-M-Z station, just inches from the electrified third rail.

Cops have made efforts to curb K2 sales in the neighborhood since a similar incident in 2016.

There were five more overdoses this past Saturday morning, Jones reported.