Sad Day in the BOG (On Topic---please)

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by UpstateNYUPSer, Oct 28, 2015.

  1. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Went to work this morning to find out that one of our preloaders had passed away last night. He was only 31 years old. He did have a problem with drugs and while no official cause of death has been released it is rumored that he passed away from an overdose of K-2. It's a shame that he was unable (or unwilling) to get the help that he so clearly needed. RIP Todd.
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  2. Gumby

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    So sad to see one of our brothers lose their life . especially at such an early age.
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  3. RonBurgandy??????????

    RonBurgandy?????????? God is Great, beer is good , People are crazy.

    Sorry to hear that. Never heard of K 2. Is it like heroin ? Heard heroin is killing tons of people now a days.
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  4. Operational needs

    Operational needs Non desistas. Non exieras.

    I found out a few days ago that heroin is the drug of choice for a lot of the rich kids on my route. You can get a hit for $5. Cheaper than weed. Crazy!

    K2 is synthetic marijuana.
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  5. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    We had 19 heroin deaths in one month.
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  6. McGee

    McGee Well-Known Member

    It got so bad here that the Legislature moved swiftly in 2012 to pass a law banning the sale or possession of it because kids were od-ing on it. You could go into a gas station and buy it.
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  7. 9.5er

    9.5er Well-Known Member

    I'm out of the loop I guess. Never heard of K-2 either.

    Prayers for the family.
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    Operational needs Non desistas. Non exieras.

  9. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Guest

    Cracking down on the prescription medication heroin is cheaper and easier to get
  10. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Guest

    Sorry to hear that we had a driver in our building who passed away from that a few months ago. He was in his late twenties
  11. ViewAskew

    ViewAskew Active Member

    That's sad to hear.
  12. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    Me either
  13. Ms.PacMan

    Ms.PacMan Well-Known Member

    That's too bad. We have a driver whose son is a K-2 addict.
  14. Peppermint Patty

    Peppermint Patty Cardboard Pusher

    So sad...sorry to hear about such a young life not being able to get on track. I pray for his family to find peace at this terrible time. RIP.
  15. joeboodog

    joeboodog good people drink good beer

    Just sad. So young. So sad.
  16. Whargoul

    Whargoul Active Member

    Yeah I've tried the synthetic marijuana before. It is very very strong and not like reg weed at all. You can't die from smoking reg marijuana unless you have some strange rare allergic reaction but this k-2 stuff will def kill you if you take too much. I thought my heart was going to explode from my chest like ALIEN honest to God.
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  17. Faceplanted

    Faceplanted Well-Known Member

    This is what happens when people can't legally get quality fair priced mj. Sorry to hear about it upstate.

    Similar to people drinking ethanol and other terrible by products of alcohol production during the prohibition era
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  18. Ghost in the Darkness

    Ghost in the Darkness Active Member

    Legalizing drugs isn't a solution... it will just make bigger problems for the rest of us. People are going to keep looking in the wrong places to fill the void in their lives.
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  19. 10 point

    10 point Well-Known Member

    And the very thing that promises peace and an escape ends up controlling and can kill you.

    Life is short enough without substance abuse making it shorter.
  20. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    The obituary was in today's paper.
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