Featured centers have paid for placement of their reviews in this section; however, the content contained in those reviews are editorial content created by Rehab Reviews. The “Zombieland” bodega known as a hub for K2 and illegal tobacco sales in Brooklyn was shuttered by the city sheriff Wednesday afternoon, … Users have been dubbed ‘ stoned zombies ’ after 33 people were admitted to hospital on Tuesday. Because no self-respecting drug addict would want to get high on something that’s spelled like an autocorrect error, the super-catchy street name for the drug was AK-47 24 Karat Gold. Maybe not Walking Dead status, but I never really knew. In the end, it didn’t matter if it was my drug of choice as long as there was a slight chance I could get high. The drug is reportedly 85 times more potent than the THC in natural marijuana, according to lab tests. At that time, the intersection of Lexington Avenue and 125th Street was considered the epicenter of the K2 problem. Residents told DNAinfo that K2 packages litter the sidewalks and a burning chemical odor fills the air near the Broadway-Myrtle intersection. It’s easy to discount something that has essentially been mislabeled as “fake pot” and laugh about the side effects, especially because big, bad opiates tend to outshine other drugs in any given 24-hour news cycle. Men staying in a Bronx homeless shelter said they heard the intersection was the best place to find K2 in the city, Police have issued hundreds of summonses to store owners, It's illegal to sell or possess the drug K2 in New York. ⓘ Featured centers have paid for placement of their reviews in this section; however, the content contained in those reviews are editorial content created by Rehab Reviews. A New Study Focuses on Brooklyn Zombie Synthetic Drug Outbreak. Synthetic cannabinoid drugs were originally developed by researchers trying to create a drug in the lab that could maintain the medicinal aspects of THC while eliminating the “high” that makes it hard for the mainstream to embrace weed as medicine. Synthetic marijuana, also known as K2, is illegal to sell in New York City under legislation passed last fall amid a spike in use. Investigators said he may have been under the influence of K2. The plague-ridden corner where the zombies were found in Crown Heights is not the only recent episode involving the synthetic drug. Based on my experience, it’s really no surprise that a population that is reckless by definition (drug users) combined with drugs engineered in labs in China or the Ukraine (never tested on humans and mixed by middlemen with no idea what they’re doing) is a recipe for disaster—or at least a zombie outbreak. The ‘zombie apocalypse’ has taken over Brooklyn with a mass of overdoses recorded in a single day all reportedly caused by the insidious synthetic drug K2. As dangerous as these types of drugs are, it’s easy to see why they appeal to hipster addicts. “It’s an epidemic, every borough, every hood. 'Zombie' New Yorkers were seen struggling for the second straight day with the effects of a synthetic marijuana known as K2 - which is reportedly being sold for as little as $1 a hit in Brooklyn. Stoned “zombies” have taken over a Brooklyn street with 33 overdoses recorded in a single day from the synthetic drug K2. An I-Team investigation in December found that the drug was becoming increasingly common among teens across the tri-state area. “You don’t even know what’s happening. Based on the Brooklyn zombie incident, researchers were finally able to figure out how much money can be made from a synthetic drug like AMB-FUBINACA. For one thing, the formulas are constantly changing so it’s difficult for law-enforcement to prosecute dealers. Just look at the people on the corner, they look like zombies,” Trevor Tyrrell told DNAinfo. That month, two alleged ringleaders of the largest synthetic marijuana ring in New York City history were arrested in Dubai. Calling these drugs “synthetic marijuana” is misleading because people think you can’t overdose on pot. In spite of efforts on the part of legislators to educate the public and create laws fast enough to combat the growing threat of synthetic drugs, they’re still on the rise. According to the Times, Pfizer established a patent for AB-FUBINACA zombie dust in 2009, but it was never tested on humans or mass-produced. The word commonly used to describe the drug’s users is “zombies”; this transformation was on display Monday between Bed-Stuy and Bushwick where … There is a word that local residents and workers use to describe a group of drug users whose presence they say has grown around a busy Brooklyn transit hub: zombies. It’s ground-breaking because it’s the first chance researchers have had to get a detailed look at the impact of this class of powerful synthetic cannabinoid drugs. “It’s always been a busy area, but this is a persistent, daily occurrence that has only appeared within the past year or so,” longtime resident Lindsay Foehrenbach, 38, told DNAinfo. The study identifies the drug that caused the Brooklyn overdoses in July as a synthetic cannabinoid called AMB-FUBINACA that was originally developed by (surprise, surprise) the pharmaceutical company Pfizer. The reported  street price per bag is $35, which means even a halfway decent dealer stands to make nearly $500,000! Maybe we should remember that just a little more than 100 years ago, a synthetic version of opium was created by a pharmaceutical company called Bayer. Police said a related raid uncovered warehouses full of K2 and dozens of stores selling the drug to teens and others. Methcathinone is a cheap, highly addictive stimulant known to turn users violent. 6 Questions to Ask Before Getting Treatment. There were plenty of times when I used something sketchy and was pretty sure I would die or at least have some sort of medical emergency. According to them, the zombie dust can be found on the dark net in powder form, for $1.95 to $3.80 a … It was supposed to have fewer side effects and be less addictive than its natural counterpart. (Reuters Health) - Researchers in California say they have found a faster method for identifying designer drugs similar to one that caused a "zombie" outbreak on a Brooklyn… It is illegal to possess, sell or manufacture synthetic marijuana in New York state. Based on the Brooklyn zombie incident, researchers were finally able to figure out how much money can be made from a synthetic drug like AMB-FUBINACA. Black market drug labs overseas apparently stay on top of these types of innovations, so they can use the info to create the next big designer drug. All you know is your heart is beating very fast,” he said. Based on the Brooklyn zombie incident, researchers were finally able to figure out how much money can be made from a synthetic drug like AMB-FUBINACA.