Crack Pipe ‘Vending Machines’ Mysteriously Appear, Residents Livid

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Law enforcement has a mystery on their hands after at least 3 so-called crack pipe “vending machines” were erected on public property and there’s now a worry that more vending machines are out there.

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Many are alarmed by the crack pipe “vending machines” that have suddenly popped up across Suffolk County; Photo: Giphy

“Who in their right mind would even do something like that — to enable and to encourage somebody to do this?” said Tony Gallo, a Coram resident.

“Did they really think they were gonna get away with this?”

Gallo, is one of many alarmed by the vending machines that have germinated across Suffolk County.

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Unpacking the “pen” revealed filters and a glass tube, or in other words, a crack pipe kit; Photo: Giphy

As of Monday, police have confiscated at least three of these crack pipe distributors.

With a simplistic design, the blue vending machines were cemented into the ground in at least 3 sites in Suffolk County and alleged to contain “pens.” Accordant to officials, but, $2 got would-be clients a whole lot more.

Dismantling the pen revealed filters and a glass tube, or in other words, a crack pipe kit.

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One peeved resident went as far as shattering one of the vending machines with a sledgehammer; Photo: Giphy

“There are some people who think they’re going to make some money out of this and prey on a community and promote drug use in a community,” Ed Romaine, Brookenhaven Town supervisor, said at a Tuesday news conference. “They’re going to be sadly mistaken.”

A “vending” machine was detected outside the Fairfield apartment complex in Medford.

Another was discovered near a bus stop in front of Home Depot on Route 25 in Coram and a third was spotted near the Coram Commons Shopping Center on Middle Country Road.

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Police urge anyone who comes across one of these machines to contact authorities immediately; Photo: Hood Flix

Various residents complained online about the “pen” dispensers. Some went as far as shattering one of them with a sledgehammer.

Police urge anyone who comes across one of these machines to contact authorities immediately.

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