Town of Brookhaven officials say people buying these pens in glass vials were using them as crack pipes. Police will also determine whether the individuals responsible will end up facing criminal charges rather than simply being fined for a zoning violation for installing the vending machines on public right-of-ways without the appropriate permits. For more, check out and. Installing each one would have required digging an eight-inch hole and filling it with concrete. The vending machines have been re-purposed after they were initially used to sell tampons, police confirmed. For eight quarters people can buy the 'pens' consisting of a pipe and a filter.
There have been at least three found, including one in front of a Home Depot in Coram. An unidentified resident reportedly destroyed one of the machines with a sledgehammer before officials came and removed it, according to and. In order to help the machines blend in better, they were installed in the concrete and provided contact details for a maintenance line. Calls about the strange vending machines started coming into Brookhaven Town Hall last week, Councilman Michael Loguercio at a Monday news conference. Suffolk County cops will decide whether the machines will warrant any criminal charges. According to , police have seized three crack pipe vending machines in Long Island. You'd just have to look for the guys doing home repairs at 4 a.
Officials in Brookhaven have located three such machines and are investigating who put them there and determining if it is, in fact, illegal to sell the smoke screened pens. Please if you're having issues with commenting. At Long Island Interventions, our mission is to provide comprehensive addiction resources to addicts and alcoholics that are ready to get better. Two of them -- one of which had partially destroyed by community members -- have been removed. New York has largely refused to work with the Trump administration on anything, and now someone is trying to make it even easier to get drugs in the state.
September 12, 2018 The vending machines began appearing in the Long Island suburb of Brookhaven without any explanation. But other drugs have also been making their way into the community. Many are asking what will it take for liberals to finally work with the president to combat the drug epidemic harming so many families? A video of one of the vending machines was posted on social media earlier this week by a local resident. We hope you love us on YouTube as much as you do on television! Town of Brookhaven officials and Suffolk County police are trying to figure out who placed three potential crack pipe vending machines, dubbed as pen vending machines, in Coram and Medford. The number was fake, for reasons that should be obvious.
Children could have easily become interested in them. The town received complaints about the machines over the weekend. Those questions will be up to Suffolk County police to investigate, town officials said Monday. Prosecutors they were part of a multimillion-dollar drug operation that originated in the Bronx and was responsible for several overdose deaths in eastern Long Island. Scroll down for video Crack pipe vending machines selling 'sketch pens' for drug users to smoke drugs in have appeared on Long Island Suffolk County Police Department are investigating the machines which they believe were stolen from public bathrooms.
Town officials removed the machine on Sunday after receiving complaints from neighbors. Another worry for the community could be whether there is more drug activity in those neighborhoods than they were aware of. Residents are concerned because the machines resemble a harmless stamp dispenser in the post office. The machines in Suffolk County New York, are illegal and have been installed by drug dealers themselves, or someone spotting a gap in the thriving market, police said. Brookhaven Town Councilman Michael Loguercio Jr. Comments We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles and blog posts.
Brookhaven police and Town Councilman Michael Loguercio have stated that although the pens and pipes alone are not illegal to sell it is the intention of use that is illegal. Town of Brookhaven officials say people buying these pens in glass vials were using them as crack pipes. Earlier this year, President delivered a speech in , , about the importance of combating gangs and blocking the flow of drugs into local communities. The blue and white machines, which are advertised as pen dispensers, were found near a Home Depot and a small shopping strip, officials told. A makeshift crack pipe vending machine has been discovered outside of a shopping center in a town on Long Island, authorities say.
The clip has been viewed more than 116,000 times, a strong indication of public outrage over the machines and why they were set-up in the first place. The officials said the machines were embedded in concrete without permission in public locations. Regardless, the Town of Brookhaven said the vending machines had no permits, thus violating town codes. Residents in Coram, Brookhaven, complained after a vending machine dispensing crack pipes -- made from modified pens -- popped up in front of the Coram Commons shopping center on Middle Country Road. One showed up outside a landscaped apartment complex, next door to a mini-golf course, according to. Local resident took a video of one of the dispensers near a shopping center and uploaded the video to. Below is an image from , who found one of the machines sitting out in the open in Long Island.
They're going to be sadly mistaken. Town Law Department investigators were taking immediate action to remove the vending machine and were referring all finding to the Suffolk County Police Department. Several filter screens were stuffed inside. One man was seen smashing the dispenser with a sledgehammer and another took video of the machine and posted it on Facebook before showing it to the police. Fortunately, active community members of Brookhaven acted when they discovered what the pen machines really were. This discovery highlights the reality of drug addiction and illegal.
It's not known who installed the machines, but local officials have warned residents to stay vigilant and alert the authorities if they see any suspicious-looking construction crews -- but not before asking them if they wouldn't mind patching up the roads while they're at it. All three machines have been removed and are under investigation pending criminal charges by the Suffolk County Police Department. The so-called 'Sketch Pen' vending machines are actually re-purposed after they were once used to sell tampons, police confirmed. . The existence of these machines was revealed in a press conference , where local officials described how three such machines were found at a bus stop, the curb outside an apartment complex, and a Home Depot, although we don't think it'd be too difficult to figure out who was using that last one.