Crack pipe vending machines found on Long Island
NEW YORK (FOX5NY) - Police on Long Island are trying to track down the person who installed three crack pipe vending machines in two communities.
Suffolk County officials say one of the machines, offering pipes for $2.00, was on Middle Country Road in front of the Coram Commons shopping center.
The town of Coram had received complaints from residents about the vending machine on Sunday. A town official went to the machine, which dispensed one of the pipes.
Police held a news conference on Monday to say two other machines were also found. One was found in front of the Home Depot in Coram and another was found on a road in Medford.
The dispensers had the word "pens" displayed on the top of them. The ceramic pipe the machines dispensed also came with a filter to hold the crack. All of the machines have been removed and police continue to investigate.