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Lamar Odom

Buys Popular Ingredient for

Homemade Crack Pipes

9/11/2013 7:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0910-lamar-odom-akmOminous sign for Lamar Odom's battle with drug addiction -- he scooped up a household cleaning product that doubles as a vital part of homemade crack pipes ... and TMZ has the photos.

Lamar and his driver walked out of a San Fernando Valley pharmacy on Tuesday with a bag full of items ... most notably ... Chore Boy copper scrubbing pads.

0910-lamar-chore-akmHow commonly are the pads used for drug abuse? Type it into Google ... and "crack" is the first auto-fill topic besides the product name. Also, Forbes magazine wrote an article about its use as a filter in makeshift crack pipes.

Oh, and Urban Dictionary defines it like this: "Brand name of scouring pad used also by people smoking crack to retain some of the cocaine vapors."

According to the photo agency that snapped the pics ... Lamar made the conspicuous purchase shortly after meeting Khloe Kardashian's assistant to pick up some clothes. We're told the pharmacy is near the house where he used to live with Khloe.

As TMZ first told you, multiple people in Lamar's life -- like his estranged wife -- are saying he desperately needs to get in to rehab for many addictions, especially crack.

So, it's possible the NBA star had some kitchen cleaning to do, but we gotta ask ...

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Mommy724    

The pic tmz has is from a rite aid not cvs!

414 days ago
152.

Emma    

Geez tmz is ridiculous!!! Drop it already

414 days ago
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victorypark    

why would a rich athlete be cleaning the oven for? yes this confirms that he has a drug habit. Those pads are used for crackheads. Man I thought it was wrong but pic is worth a thousand words. He could have gotten SOS pad if he wanted to clean the oven or oven spray. WAKE UP/

414 days ago
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nisiek    

Harvey and Pimp Mamma and Khloe you all are worse than thie worse crckhead out there, you are completely shameless at this point I would be disappearing in drugs too you are a relentless horrible life damaging machine shame on you Havey and shame on that horri le Pimp who pays you, disgusting

414 days ago
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chicagoannie    

No way that rich dude is scouring his own sinks, or pots and pans - he's got servants to do that. Really seems like Lamar has a problem.

414 days ago
156.

Italia    

Lamar is in big trouble. Being on "Team Lamar" doesn't mean being in denial. The Lakers realized that being a friend means encouraging Lamar to get help, and then giving Lamar a place to go afterwards.

414 days ago
157.

SSinOC    

The guy is looking pretty skinny? Seems strange that he'd be along for the ride buying the chore boy pads. I'd put my money on home crack pipe ingredient.

414 days ago
158.

nisiek    

Can we do a poll on if Harvey is in Bed with the Kardashians, or if the Kardashiansns are evil?

414 days ago
159.

XOR    

Isn't it strange how once Kanye was in the picture Lamar was on the outs? This whole thing REAKS of Kris Jenner. She basically worships Kanye. She's ruining this man's life. (and TMZ is NOT helping)

414 days ago
160.

HLyWDgreg    

I'm sure Lamar just bought that to scrub some sinks. lol How obvious can you be dude.

414 days ago
161.

Mahoffer    

The poll is 91% vs. 10% at the moment. You Mathlete's may want to re-run the algorithm.

414 days ago
162.

tkrocks    

I really am saddend this is a horible thing to have exposed in front of the world. a ddiction destroys. lives. we love u lamar.

414 days ago
163.

Sips    

Lamar my friend pay a crack head to pick up those goods man I really do not understand why he would even give the Kardashian clan more fuel for that fire I just really can not believe in broad day light your stupid a$$ walked out of a cvs like that do you but your slippin

414 days ago
164.

The New Improved Sock Puppet    

He might have been with Khloe last evening and had to find some lye soap and those abrasive scrubs to use to bathe her Kardashian stink off him.

414 days ago
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Phoenix1    

Pretty sure being involved with ANYONE in the K clan will drive you to drink (look at Scott) or do drugs. They are rich/famous...but all screwed up in one way or another. Is it really worth it?? I think not.

414 days ago
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