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Drug-Seeking Burglars Snort Man, Dog Ashes

Teen sniffers were hoping for cocaine, heroin, say cops
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Jan 20, 2011 2:01 AM CST

(Newser) – Oops. Burglars were so desperate for drugs when they broke into a Florida home that they snorted a powder found in a ceramic urn. But they didn't get even a hint of a buzz because they had inhaled some of the cremated remains of the former man of the house and two dogs, Reuters reports. "The suspects mistook the ashes for either cocaine or heroin," cops said of the 5 teens busted in the case. When they realized their grave mistake, they chucked the urn in a lake because they feared fingerprints would link them to the burglary, investigators said. (Read more crime stories.)

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