A woman smokes synthetic marijuana -- also know as K2 -- near 125th and Lexington Avenue on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 in New York, N.Y. 

A woman smokes synthetic marijuana -- also know as K2 -- near 125th and Lexington Avenue on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 in New York, N.Y. 

 A homeless man who was reported to be smoking synthetic marijuana -- also know as K2 -- was arrested near 125th and Lexington Avenue on Friday, September 18, 2015 in New York, N.Y. 

A homeless man who was reported to be smoking synthetic marijuana -- also know as K2 -- was arrested near 125th and Lexington Avenue on Friday, September 18, 2015 in New York, N.Y. 

 New York Police Department officers attempt to move an intoxicated, homeless man off the street on Thursday, September 17, 2015 in New York, N.Y. 

New York Police Department officers attempt to move an intoxicated, homeless man off the street on Thursday, September 17, 2015 in New York, N.Y. 

 Two men fall into a stupor after smoking K2 on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 in New York, N.Y. 

Two men fall into a stupor after smoking K2 on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 in New York, N.Y. 

 Homeless men drink beer and smoke synthetic marijuana on 125th St. & Park Avenue on Thursday, September 17, 2015 in New York, N.Y. 

Homeless men drink beer and smoke synthetic marijuana on 125th St. & Park Avenue on Thursday, September 17, 2015 in New York, N.Y. 

 A man smokes synthetic marijuana in Marcus Garvey Park on Friday, September 18, 2015 in New York, N.Y. 

A man smokes synthetic marijuana in Marcus Garvey Park on Friday, September 18, 2015 in New York, N.Y. 

 A man who smokes K2 uses a bollard for support at 125th St. & Park Avenue on Thursday, September 17, 2015 in New York, N.Y. 

A man who smokes K2 uses a bollard for support at 125th St. & Park Avenue on Thursday, September 17, 2015 in New York, N.Y. 

 A homeless man, left, who was reported to be smoking synthetic marijuana was arrested near 125th and Lexington Avenue on Friday, September 18, 2015 in New York, N.Y. 

A homeless man, left, who was reported to be smoking synthetic marijuana was arrested near 125th and Lexington Avenue on Friday, September 18, 2015 in New York, N.Y. 

 People smoke synthetic marijuana -- also know as K2 -- in Marcus Garvey Park on Friday, September 18, 2015 in New York, N.Y. 

People smoke synthetic marijuana -- also know as K2 -- in Marcus Garvey Park on Friday, September 18, 2015 in New York, N.Y. 

 A pedestrian checks the pulse of a woman who passed out on the street in an area of East Harlem that has experienced a surge in the use of synthetic marijuana, on Friday, September 18, 2015 in New York, N.Y. 

A pedestrian checks the pulse of a woman who passed out on the street in an area of East Harlem that has experienced a surge in the use of synthetic marijuana, on Friday, September 18, 2015 in New York, N.Y. 

 A homeless man sleeps on the pavement at 125th St. & Park Avenue on Thursday, September 17, 2015 in New York, N.Y. 

A homeless man sleeps on the pavement at 125th St. & Park Avenue on Thursday, September 17, 2015 in New York, N.Y. 

 A homeless man who was reported to be smoking synthetic marijuana was arrested near 125th and Lexington Avenue on Friday, September 18, 2015 in New York, N.Y. 

A homeless man who was reported to be smoking synthetic marijuana was arrested near 125th and Lexington Avenue on Friday, September 18, 2015 in New York, N.Y. 

 A homeless man is arrested in an area of East Harlem that has experienced a surge in the use of synthetic marijuana, on Friday, September 18, 2015 in New York, N.Y. 

A homeless man is arrested in an area of East Harlem that has experienced a surge in the use of synthetic marijuana, on Friday, September 18, 2015 in New York, N.Y. 

 Scene as people smoke synthetic marijuana -- also know as K2 -in Marcus Garvey Park on Friday, September 18, 2015 in New York, N.Y. 

Scene as people smoke synthetic marijuana -- also know as K2 -in Marcus Garvey Park on Friday, September 18, 2015 in New York, N.Y. 

Synthetic marijuana/K2 epidemic story
Synthetic marijuana/K2 epidemic story

Scene at 125th St. & Lexington Avenue, an area of East Harlem that has experienced a surge in the use of synthetic marijuana, on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 in New York, N.Y. K2 has become increasingly popular in the city, particularly among the homeless, and recent two-month period use of the cheap drug was linked to 2,300 emergency room visits in New York State. Officials said the drug is popular in East Harlem, Central Brooklyn and parts of the Bronx. (James Keivom / New York Daily News)

 Victor Olavarria speaks about using using synthetic marijuana at Marcus Garvey Park on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 in New York, NY.

Victor Olavarria speaks about using using synthetic marijuana at Marcus Garvey Park on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 in New York, NY.

 New York Police Department commissioner Bill Bratton holds packets of synthetic marijuana(K2) during a news conference following a massive seizure of K2 on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 in the Bronx, N.Y. 

New York Police Department commissioner Bill Bratton holds packets of synthetic marijuana(K2) during a news conference following a massive seizure of K2 on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 in the Bronx, N.Y. 

 A man is arrested in an area of East Harlem that has experienced a surge in the use of synthetic marijuana, on Friday, September 18, 2015 in New York, N.Y. 

A man is arrested in an area of East Harlem that has experienced a surge in the use of synthetic marijuana, on Friday, September 18, 2015 in New York, N.Y. 

 A woman smokes synthetic marijuana -- also know as K2 -- near 125th and Lexington Avenue on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 in New York, N.Y. 
 A homeless man who was reported to be smoking synthetic marijuana -- also know as K2 -- was arrested near 125th and Lexington Avenue on Friday, September 18, 2015 in New York, N.Y. 
 New York Police Department officers attempt to move an intoxicated, homeless man off the street on Thursday, September 17, 2015 in New York, N.Y. 
 Two men fall into a stupor after smoking K2 on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 in New York, N.Y. 
 Homeless men drink beer and smoke synthetic marijuana on 125th St. & Park Avenue on Thursday, September 17, 2015 in New York, N.Y. 
 A man smokes synthetic marijuana in Marcus Garvey Park on Friday, September 18, 2015 in New York, N.Y. 
 A man who smokes K2 uses a bollard for support at 125th St. & Park Avenue on Thursday, September 17, 2015 in New York, N.Y. 
 A homeless man, left, who was reported to be smoking synthetic marijuana was arrested near 125th and Lexington Avenue on Friday, September 18, 2015 in New York, N.Y. 
 People smoke synthetic marijuana -- also know as K2 -- in Marcus Garvey Park on Friday, September 18, 2015 in New York, N.Y. 
 A pedestrian checks the pulse of a woman who passed out on the street in an area of East Harlem that has experienced a surge in the use of synthetic marijuana, on Friday, September 18, 2015 in New York, N.Y. 
 A homeless man sleeps on the pavement at 125th St. & Park Avenue on Thursday, September 17, 2015 in New York, N.Y. 
 A homeless man who was reported to be smoking synthetic marijuana was arrested near 125th and Lexington Avenue on Friday, September 18, 2015 in New York, N.Y. 
 A homeless man is arrested in an area of East Harlem that has experienced a surge in the use of synthetic marijuana, on Friday, September 18, 2015 in New York, N.Y. 
 Scene as people smoke synthetic marijuana -- also know as K2 -in Marcus Garvey Park on Friday, September 18, 2015 in New York, N.Y. 
Synthetic marijuana/K2 epidemic story
 Victor Olavarria speaks about using using synthetic marijuana at Marcus Garvey Park on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 in New York, NY.
 New York Police Department commissioner Bill Bratton holds packets of synthetic marijuana(K2) during a news conference following a massive seizure of K2 on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 in the Bronx, N.Y. 
 A man is arrested in an area of East Harlem that has experienced a surge in the use of synthetic marijuana, on Friday, September 18, 2015 in New York, N.Y. 

A woman smokes synthetic marijuana -- also know as K2 -- near 125th and Lexington Avenue on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 in New York, N.Y. 

A homeless man who was reported to be smoking synthetic marijuana -- also know as K2 -- was arrested near 125th and Lexington Avenue on Friday, September 18, 2015 in New York, N.Y. 

New York Police Department officers attempt to move an intoxicated, homeless man off the street on Thursday, September 17, 2015 in New York, N.Y. 

Two men fall into a stupor after smoking K2 on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 in New York, N.Y. 

Homeless men drink beer and smoke synthetic marijuana on 125th St. & Park Avenue on Thursday, September 17, 2015 in New York, N.Y. 

A man smokes synthetic marijuana in Marcus Garvey Park on Friday, September 18, 2015 in New York, N.Y. 

A man who smokes K2 uses a bollard for support at 125th St. & Park Avenue on Thursday, September 17, 2015 in New York, N.Y. 

A homeless man, left, who was reported to be smoking synthetic marijuana was arrested near 125th and Lexington Avenue on Friday, September 18, 2015 in New York, N.Y. 

People smoke synthetic marijuana -- also know as K2 -- in Marcus Garvey Park on Friday, September 18, 2015 in New York, N.Y. 

A pedestrian checks the pulse of a woman who passed out on the street in an area of East Harlem that has experienced a surge in the use of synthetic marijuana, on Friday, September 18, 2015 in New York, N.Y. 

A homeless man sleeps on the pavement at 125th St. & Park Avenue on Thursday, September 17, 2015 in New York, N.Y. 

A homeless man who was reported to be smoking synthetic marijuana was arrested near 125th and Lexington Avenue on Friday, September 18, 2015 in New York, N.Y. 

A homeless man is arrested in an area of East Harlem that has experienced a surge in the use of synthetic marijuana, on Friday, September 18, 2015 in New York, N.Y. 

Scene as people smoke synthetic marijuana -- also know as K2 -in Marcus Garvey Park on Friday, September 18, 2015 in New York, N.Y. 

Synthetic marijuana/K2 epidemic story

Scene at 125th St. & Lexington Avenue, an area of East Harlem that has experienced a surge in the use of synthetic marijuana, on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 in New York, N.Y. K2 has become increasingly popular in the city, particularly among the homeless, and recent two-month period use of the cheap drug was linked to 2,300 emergency room visits in New York State. Officials said the drug is popular in East Harlem, Central Brooklyn and parts of the Bronx. (James Keivom / New York Daily News)

Victor Olavarria speaks about using using synthetic marijuana at Marcus Garvey Park on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 in New York, NY.

New York Police Department commissioner Bill Bratton holds packets of synthetic marijuana(K2) during a news conference following a massive seizure of K2 on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 in the Bronx, N.Y. 

A man is arrested in an area of East Harlem that has experienced a surge in the use of synthetic marijuana, on Friday, September 18, 2015 in New York, N.Y. 

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