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Up In Smoke: Firefighters Find 170 Lbs Of Weed And Over 800 Vials Of Special K While Battling Blaze

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Members of the FDNY found 170 pounds of marijuana and over 800 vials of ketamine while fighting a fire in Brooklyn Friday.

Firefighters discovered the drugs in the basement of a one-family home along with two drug scales and other paraphernalia, according to The New York Daily News.

Ketamine, also known as Special-K, is a powerful tranquilizer reserved for intense pain relief and is used primarily as a surgical anesthetic. It is also popular among veterinarians to sedate large animals and has been abused as a date rape drug due to it’s quick onset and tendency to cause memory loss.

Ketamine is listed as a schedule III drug by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), alongside Tylenol with Codeine and anabolic steroids.

No arrests have been announced yet, and it is unclear what triggered the blaze.

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