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

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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By the way, the stainless steel scrubby pads from Wally World work better for scrubbing cast iron pans than the copper ones. Cheaper too.

They say that all Americans have detectable levels of PFOA (from teflon) in their blood. This toxic chemical resists breaking down and takes roughly 20 years to flush 95% of it from your body.

Two decades of a toxic chemical in your blood from eating food cooked on a teflon-coated surface is not a decent trade-off. A properly cured iron pan is just as non-stick as any teflon pan - without the toxicity.

384 days ago


I think this *****ng story should be over already. Beating a dead horse. I think the Kardashians needed a publicity stunt to get Lamar out of the family, but he's so willing to get the f*ck away from them, he's playing along as their "crack addict"

384 days ago


LEAVE THIS MAN ALONE!! First it was Kris Humphries now it's Lamar. It is so obvious that TMZ is getting kick back from the Kardashians. This reporting is so one sided it is pathetic. TMZ you are no better than the rest and worst than the worst. I'm so sick of it. It is bullying and you know it. Harvey Levin you are such a.......

384 days ago


As a former crackhead he's soooo using that for crack morons

384 days ago


Charboy is definitely for smoking crack. Only question is why isn't he in the pic ??

384 days ago


if you have enough money u could smoke crack and still live good

384 days ago


you cant use the copper ones on a crack pipe it will kill you faster then you can smoke it. you need the silver one

384 days ago


Ca'mon. He knows what that ****s used for. So he just dosent care or is dumb as hell. Either way, im sure he knew their was some risk of bad press on this one and did it anywa. So if i was close to him i would be very concerned that he is giving up on help and a sober future.

384 days ago


Take away from this BS is... Never buy chore boy if you are in the middle of a high profile divorce.

Leave the guy alone! Only one person can benefit from this slander...... KTrash

384 days ago


All of these rumors that started iwth "sources close to the Kardashians" and now the daily postings from TMZ about Krackhead Lamar Odom is only making this worse for him. Feeeling like your family has betrayed you by telling everything to TMZ, then having TMZ contantly following and berating you will make him slip deeper into his addiction. No excuses for addicts but this stuff would drive anyone to an overdose.

384 days ago


Maybe he has a ton of dishes with baked on food and burnt on grease....

384 days ago

Guitar Mike    

There is one more very legitimate use for Chore Boy Copper sponges....

They are torn up and bits of it are wrapped around and old gun cleaning brush,. the Chore Boy wrapped brush is then used to remove leading (bit is lead from lead bullets), from the gun barrel.


So , there....a real honest use of the Chore Boy!!

384 days ago


this is AT BEST laughable. The article reads:
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.
Looks to me like Lamar is FEEDING THE K-Trash and their rumor mill. Notice how of ALL THE ITEMS purchased ONLY THE CHORE BOY is clearly visible thru the bag. TMZ gets a photo and BAM - he's smoking crack.
I HOPE TO HELL Lamar uses all of this AGAINST KJ and her Whore House and that TMZ gets sued for slander.
TMZ is claiming Lamar is a crack addict but he sure looks pretty healthy.
Another round of Character Assassination by Kris Jenner and her minions at TMZ

384 days ago


You will never see a "family photo", of KIM ,Kanye & the imaginary baby.(all together)., That would imply some sort of commitment~ or reality. Does the child even exist?????

384 days ago


Stupid Khloe stop cooking for him.. He must have brunt something in the kitchen.

384 days ago
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