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Guy Brings Crack to Pal in ICU, Fire Ensues

Cops also charge Lee Vern Cook with gun possession

(Newser) - If you're stuck in the ICU on Christmas Eve, it's good to have friends to help you liven the joint up and Lee Vern Cook is apparently the best of these sorts of friends: The 54-year-old stands charged with a bevy of offenses after police say he brought... More »

Oh, Canada: Vending Machines Hawk Crack Pipes

Nonprofit tries to boost health of Vancouver users

(Newser) - A pair of jaunty, polka-dotted vending machines in Vancouver are selling something unusual: Crack pipes for a quarter. They have been installed to make sure addicts have a cheap, reliable source of pipes. "They don’t run the risk of then sharing pipes, or pipes that are chipped or... More »

Vancouver to Give Out Crack Pipes

Would join Calgary, Winnipeg in practice

(Newser) - Vancouver is upping the ante in its efforts to fight the risks of crack addiction: The city will soon give out free crack pipes to users. Officials hope the plan will help prevent the spread of diseases through shared pipe use and will allow health authorities to reach out to... More »

DJ AM Talked of Sobriety, Crack Fears

He hoped MTV reality program would help other addicts

(Newser) - DJ AM boasted of his 11 years of "sobriety"—freed from crack cocaine, his "drug of choice"—on an interview aired on MTV shortly before he was found dead last week of an apparent overdose. But Adam Goldstein also discussed nearly falling off the wagon as... More »

NYC Cops: DJ AM Death Looks Like Drug Overdose

Crack pipe, prescription bottles found in apartment

(Newser) - A drug overdose looks to be the cause of death for DJ AM, the celebrity disc jockey found today in a SoHo apartment, New York police tell the Post. A crack pipe and prescription drugs lay near the bed where Adam Goldstein, 36, died sometime in the past few days;... More »

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