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NYPD Warning: Synthetic Marijuana Gives People Super Human Strength

August 5, 2015  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
NYPD Warning: Synthetic Marijuana Gives People Super Human Strength

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According to the NYPD’s top cop, Synthetic pot can give users super-human strength and makes them impervious pain, which can make it almost impossible for cops to make an arrest.

NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton made the revelation Tuesday at a press conference where he called the drug “weaponized marijuana.”

“These individuals, many of them under the influence of this drug, are totally crazy,” said Bratton.

The police commisioner said a “tactical awareness bulletin” has been issued about the drug “K2,” to police officers to deal with increasing use, mainly among the city’s homeless population.

The NYPD gave examples of what cops are dealing with, releasing videos of two incidents to the public, one from Brooklyn and another from out of state.

In one video, shot in Brooklyn, a naked man is seen crouching on all fours in front of a van howling, while acting violent and delusional.

“As you saw that individual breaking through that fence, the other individual in front of that van that they take their clothes off,” Bratton said. “And the idea of trying to wrestle with a naked person makes it even more difficult.”

“So the guidance to our officers is: call for extra assistance very quickly, get medical assistance there as quickly as you can,” he said.

Bratton went on to warn the public to avoid contact with anyone they suspect using the drug and urged people to call police.

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NYPD Commissioner Bratton said a ‘tactical awareness bulletin’ about the drug, known as K2

It is against the state health code to sell the drug, which has the consistency of marijuana, but some bodegas sell it from behind the counter, officials said.

“It looks like marijuana, but it’s laced with chemicals and as fast as we are able to identify the chemicals and get that particular chemical, make it against the law, they change the make up of it,” Bratton said. “So it’s synthetic and it’s incredibly dangerous and harmful.

What makes it more of a threat, is that its cheap, selling for about $5 or less for a packet as big as a tea bag, officials said.

“The packages that we see are sold for about $5, but then you’ll see individuals selling large individual sticks of it… for as little as a dollar,” Robert Messner, assistant commissioner of the NYPD’s Civil Enforcement Unit.

Officials said the drug is popular in East Harlem, Central Brooklyn and parts of the Bronx.

Chief of Patrol Carlos Gomez said the tactical awareness bulletins sent to cops tell them how to “identify, control and render aid” to users of the drug.

“They’re also under medical distress, a person who is on this drug, and could go into arrest,” he said.

Gomez added that the drug is a “cause of concern” throughout the state and nation.

He said cops have visited 18 locations and issued 40 criminal court summonses to stores selling the drug this summer. The NYPD confiscated 10,900 packages of K2.

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