Cops discovered 32,000 baggies of the synthetic marijuana known as K2 when they raided a CubeSmart self-storage facility on Broadway near Van Buren St.
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NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Saturday, September 17, 2016, 6:28 AM
Two men busted for the illegal manufacture of synthetic marijuana were arraigned in Brooklyn Criminal Court Friday night.
Prosecutors described the investigation that led police to a CubeSmart self-storage facility on Broadway near Van Buren St, where they found 32,000 baggies of the synthetic marijuana known as K2.
Two suspects were arrested outside of the storage locker. One of the pair was Josean Torres, a deli worker at the infamous Big Boy Deli in Brooklyn.
Torres, 35, was previously arrested in June for selling K2 and untaxed cigarettes at the deli, following a buy-and-bust operation.
He pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct, according to court records.
Two suspects, Josean Torres and Jesus Martinez, were arrested outside of the storage locker.
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The deli was implicated in a rash of K2 overdoses that swept through the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood in July, sending dozens of people to the hospital.
The highly addictive drug has been blamed for hundreds of overdoses in the city, and turned the intersection of Myrtle Ave and Broadway — just outside the Big Boy Deli — into what witnesses described as a “Zombieland” of drugged-out addicts.
Torres was released after the owner of Big Boy Deli paid his $ 2,500 bail.
The other suspect, Jesus Martinez, 30, was let go on supervised release.