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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."

Lamar's scrubbing pads

  • Innocent purchase
  • Crack pipe parts
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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151.

Change    

It has to be great to be a celebrity cause you're rich and doing what you love while getting payed for it but at the same time it has to suck cause you have the whole world in your business and paparazzi...SMH now I see kanye be snapping on them. No privacy at all. It's good for the viewers but it got to be a pain in the a** for the celebrity.

220 days ago
152.

anonymous    

Lamar doesn't have any more clothes than jogging suits?

220 days ago
153.

nana    

SAD ENOUGH for THIS IS REAL! NO ACTING IN THE WORLD COULD PULL OFF THIS! LAMAR IS REALLY IN TROUBLE&IS IN MAJOR DENILE !THE KARDASHIAN'S ARE CLEARLY NOT TO BLAME!ADDICTION IS A LIFE LONG PROCESS OF OAIN&HURT! ITS FAR MORE BIGGER THAN THE KARDASHIAN'S. "Thanks NO KARDASHIAN'S TO THE KARDASHIAN'S ARE BECAUSE I LOVE THEM! I THOUGHTS &PRAYERS ARE WITH LAMAR,KHLOE,&THERE LOVED ONES!XOXO...

220 days ago
154.

Mommy724    

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

220 days ago
155.

Emma    

Geez tmz is ridiculous!!! Drop it already

220 days ago
156.

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/

220 days ago
157.

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

220 days ago
158.

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.

220 days ago
159.

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.

220 days ago
160.

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.

220 days ago
161.

nisiek    

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

220 days ago
162.

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)

220 days ago
163.

HLyWDgreg    

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

220 days ago
164.

Mahoffer    

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

220 days ago
165.

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.

220 days ago
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