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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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16.

Trixielolo77    

Let's take into consideration that these copper scrubs are primarily used for pots and pans or cast iron. Today's cookware is mostly Teflon to which you would not need theses scrubbing pads as it would not only scratch the cookware and ruin it but Teflon is nonstick making these pads unnecessary. If his driver really did buy these for Lamar, it's shameful and sad.

219 days ago
17.

Ashley     

another red box headline story?? ...im surprised lamar has not blown his top again..
this kind of stalking would be stressful for anyone, it should be criminal..!!!! anyone over at tmz would've lost it by now including mr.H
he's allegedly a drug user(we get it, so is 90% of hollywood)just leave him alone, we don't wanna know every little detail....!!!!!!!!

219 days ago
18.

Derah    

TMZ just keeps twisting the knife. Poor Lamar can't go anywhere without TMZ up his backside!

219 days ago
19.

Kelly    

Any failed drug tests? Did crack show up in toxicology from DUI or was it just a breathalyzer? This is getting ridiculous TMZ. He's not even holding the brillo pads

219 days ago
20.

Wolfperm    

TMZ (Harvey/Mike)... there is absolutely NOTHING you can say or do to bounce back or redeem yourselves after your involvement in this well thought out plan of attack on this mans character. You have a personal relationship with the Kardashians that goes back many, many years... as you were an associate of Robert Kardashian Sr in some capacity. You are not reporting these stories from an unbiased, clear and concise journalistic point of view. I'd rather hear a fraction of the truth instead of an entire lie. It's not working... no one believes you. Your credibility is officially shot... and your ship is sinking right along with the Kardashian brand.


You have become an accomplice in this scheme to seek and destroy Lamar Odom's life and career by tarnishing his legacy and image for the sole purpose of assisting Khloe Kardashian with obtaining false and misleading evidence for her divorce negotiations/settlement.


Lamar... please get you a lawyer who is in no way, shape, form or fashion affiliated with your 'estranged' wife or her family. Contact someone you can Really Trust to help provide you with resources such as adequate legal representation... since we all know where this is coming from.

219 days ago
21.

Zambonie    

it's all in the script for the next seasons drama of the kartrashians

219 days ago
22.

kooky1970    

As someone who hasn't smoked that crap in over seven years I can say the addiction is no joke. If yah got the money and the hookup it's beyond hard to quit!! he should try leaving los Angeles and start smoking weed, it helps when you want a hit of something stronger.Positive thoughts for you Lamar in this time of struggle.

219 days ago
23.

just because    

i can't tell if they ripped off mighty max or wish kid

219 days ago
24.

Cowboy Crow    

Maybe he was going home to do the dishes. Thats what they are really intended for, ya know.

219 days ago
25.

just because    

kid vid from the burger king kids club gang

219 days ago
26.

Kookla    

Wow what a DISGUTING lifestyle

219 days ago
27.

Joe    

The ONLY key question is that will E! show all of this stuff on Keeping Up With The Kardashians? For ONCE that show is actually interesting and remotely relevant. ALL OF THIS HAS TO BE ON THE SHOW or once again that show is dumb and fake and E! should bow out for doing a "scripted" show NOT about the Kardashian's real life. We all know it's semi scripted but everybody should demand that THIS meaning Lamar's crack addiction is the most interesting storyline the show has EVER produced. E! please show it and cover it so we know that your show is at least half way real.

219 days ago
28.

BB not bb    

Well what is more believable, that he wants to smoke crack or scrub pots and pans? Why did his driver have to carry the bag besides? I can't imagine him buying these to help clean up the homes where he is staying while he is kicked out of his own home.


I never knew that they used scouring pads to make crack pipes. If that his what he wants to do with his life, die of crack addiction, that is on him. It isn't like no one asked him to stop.

219 days ago
29.

Sam    

They're also good for cleaning those hard to remove stains. Maybe he just wants to scrub his soul clean of KaKatrashian

219 days ago
30.

HillbillyHell    

Hope he ultimately gets the help he needs. He's obvian addict.....but some addicts do eventually get clean

219 days ago
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