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'Zombieland' Drug Bust Nets 4 Arrests, More Than 1,000 K2 Packets

May 31, 2018 - 4:38 pm
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- More than 1,000 packets of synthetic marijuana known as K2 was seized in Brooklyn on Thursday.

Four people were also arrested in the Brownsville bust, 1010 WINS' Holli Haerr reported.

NYD Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea says the arrests came during an investigation into the recent spate of overdoses in the city.

The area has been dubbed "Zombieland" after the spate of overdoses.

There have been more than 240 overdoes reported but none of them have been fatal, Haerr reported.

Shea said this batch may be linked to those overdoses, Haerr reported.

"I think, unfortunately, we have a lot of work to do, still," Shea said. I think it’s a significant dent, and I think it’s very clear evidence of our commitment to the people of Brooklyn, but there is still a lot of work to do."

The packets look innocent enough with pictures of Scooby Doo and the Hulk on them, but they're anything but.

Carlos Alvarez, 40, of Brooklyn, Pablo Morales, 29, of Brooklyn, Jessica Rodriguez, 30, of Brooklyn and 19-year-old Jamie Harrison, 19, of Staten Island were arrested. They have been charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminal use of drug paraphernalia and unlawful manufacture, distribution or sale of a synthetic cannabinoid.