Bushwick Death May Be K2 Overdose, Sources Say

Bushwick Death May Be K2 Overdose, Sources Say
Putnam Avenue in Bushwick, where a resident died of what may be a drug overdose this weekend (Screenshot via Google Maps)

BUSHWICK – Over the weekend, a Bushwick man died in what might be a fatal overdose caused by the synthetic cannabinoid K2, which has been causing hospitalizations across Brooklyn.

Police received a call of a man unconscious at an apartment on Putnam Avenue, off Bushwick Ave, around 3:30 am on Saturday, June 2. Arriving at the scene, officers found William Minion, 33, unconscious and unresponsive, said police.

EMS rushed Minion to Brookdale Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased. Sources told NY1 that a packet of K2 was found next to Minion’s body.

While the latest, tainted batch of the synthetic drug has been causing scores of hospitalizations across Brooklyn in the last weeks, overdose cases are rarely fatal. K2, also known as “spice,” was made illegal in Brooklyn in 2015.

Last week, NYPD raided a Brownsville home where they discovered more than 1,000 packets of the drug and arrested four people.

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