The NYPD scored a major synthetic marijuana bust in Brooklyn Thursday after hundreds of New Yorkers were sickened by the drug in less than two weeks, police said.
Detectives seized more than 1,000 packets of synthetic marijuana in the early morning raid on a home in Brownsville, which also netted four arrests, an NYPD spokesman said at a press conference.
Officers also picked up three 9mm bullets, three baggies of cocaine, and 31 tablets of clonazepam, NYPD officials said. The four suspects — 40-year-old Carlos Alvarez, 40; Pablo Morales, 29; Jessica Rodriguez, 30; and Jamie Harrison, 19 — were charged with unlawful manufacture, distribution, or sale, along with drug possession and paraphernalia charges, police said.
Included in the haul were packets of the drug labelled “Cotton Balls,” the brand reputed to be behind a mass overdose that sickened dozens of users in one neighborhood of Brooklyn alone, according to the New York Post, which