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Harlem’s Former K2 Epicenter Mostly Cleaned Up After Police Raids

(DNAINFO)  Dartunorro Clark | July 13, 2016 — East Harlem residents say police crackdowns have had a dramatic effect.

An East Harlem intersection dubbed “K2 Street” last year for its problems with synthetic drug use has been greatly cleaned up, residents and officials said.

The area around 125th Street and Lexington Avenue was not unlike the Bed-Stuy intersection where a mass overdose left people semi-conscious, lying on the street on Tuesday morning.

But residents at 125th Street and Lexington Avenue said sweeping crackdowns on stores that were selling K2 have greatly cleaned up their area.

A group of women standing on “K2 Street” Wednesday said they have not seen use of K2 in the area since a massive spike last year.

“We don’t see that no more,” said one woman, who declined to give her name.

Source: Harlem’s Former K2 Epicenter Mostly Cleaned Up After Police Raids – East Harlem – DNAinfo New York