Authorities Seize Crack Pipe Vending Machine Disguised As Pen Vender On Long Island

Posted On: 9/13/2018

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BROOKHAVEN, NY -- A makeshift vending machine selling crack pipes popped up outside of a shopping center in this Long Island town authorities say.
 
The vending machine, labeled “pens,” located outside the Coram Commons shopping center, secured into the grass with concrete. The pipes appeared to be made out of broken-down pens, with a small piece of gauze, according to authorities. They sold for $2 each, in quarters.
 
The Town of Brookhaven, which includes Coram, received complaints about the machine on Sept 9. Investigators said they were immediately removing the vending machine and turning the case over to the Suffolk County Police Department.