Firefighters Uncover Brooklyn Drug Den Filled with Marijuana, over 800 Vials of Liquid Ketamine

NY Daily News - November 14, 2017

by ROCCO PARASCANDOLA

They were smoked out.

Firefighters dousing a blaze in a Brooklyn home uncovered a basement drug den filled with a stash of marijuana and more than 800 vials of liquid ketamine, a date-rape drug more commonly known as Special K, authorities said Monday.

The discovery came early Friday evening in the basement of a one-family home on 65th St., near Bay Parkway in Bensonhurst.

The Bravest found 170 pounds of marijuana and 821 vials of the anesthetic, a horse tranquilizer more widely known as an illicit party drug among club goers.

Investigators also recovered 12 liter bottles of ketamine, two drug scales and other drug paraphernalia. There were no immediate arrests and the FDNY said the cause of the fire is not yet clear.