THE BRONX – Last month members of the NYPD, including 47 Precinct Neighborhood Coordination Officers (NCO), the Narcotics Division, and the Legal Bureau’s Civil Enforcement Unit conducted the nuisance abatement closing of a location that had been selling K2 in the Bronx.
The closure followed an investigation initiated after 47 Precinct Police Officers Charles Alexander and John McLoughlin, both Neighborhood Coordination Officers, had received numerous complaints from community members about K2 being sold at a deli located on White Plains Road.
The two Neighborhood Coordination Officers collaborated with the New York City Sheriff’s Office to conduct a business inspection that resulted in the seizure of 1000 packets of K2 and an arrest for criminal sale of controlled substance. The brand of K2 that was seized was determined to be the same toxic batch that caused 49 overdose cases in Brooklyn earlier this year. This operation caught the attention of various units and resulted in the collaboration that made the closing of the location possible.