Forked River Teens Face Drug, Shoplifting Charges After Kohl's Incident

Police: teen found with unusually high number of cold medicine pills

Lacey police have charged two Forked River teens after an investigation of drug use and shoplifting near the township's Kohl's store.

Store staff called police Jan. 13 to report three suspicious males on the side of the building that may have been smoking marijuana and may have shoplifted items from the store, according to police.

An investigation led to the arrest of 18-year-old Cody Collins of Eleanor Road in Forked River for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Police say a 16-year-old male, whose name was not released, was charged with shoplifting, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia after an investigation revealed the possession of an unusual quantity of Coricidin, an over-the-counter cold medicine containing the substance Dextromethorphine, which is known to be abused by teens and young adults.

Coricidin is also known in the drug community by its street name, Triple C's.

Collins was released on a summons, police said.

Officer John Simonson, meanwhile, is continuing an active investigation from December into prior cases of shoplifting of Coricidin from the Lacey ShopRite, Chief David A. Paprota said.
Chris L January 17, 2014 at 04:17 PM
Welcome to the patch boys! you have about a year to straighten up or we are going to get very use to reading your names on here!
Joey Joe January 17, 2014 at 05:11 PM
Good idea to smoke dope outside a store you just robbed... Darwin has an award for you...
The Peoples Champ January 17, 2014 at 05:19 PM
Linny January 18, 2014 at 09:33 AM
Ok come on now why do we have to read what can just wrote???and why does the patch post this?? They are stupid and dumb little punks that want to grow up too fast and be cool but this jerk on the patch are just as stupid and ignorant as they are.. Using that word is real cool .. yeah right.. grow up .. or if you did then go away...
Concerned January 18, 2014 at 01:46 PM
The 16 year old is nothing but trouble! He enjoys going throughout the neighborhood n fighting with residents. He is extremely troubled and needs serious help. This kid most definitely needs some kind of punishment and or rehab. He has been going into all the local business' and stealing anything he could put in his pockets. The kid thinks it's "cool" to go to school and walk the neighborhood after consuming an extremely high amount of cough medicine pills. Hopefully now his family will realize he does in fact need help and the stores will start locking up the otc mess these kids are easily stealing.
Concerned January 18, 2014 at 01:48 PM
Otc meds***
Concerned January 18, 2014 at 01:52 PM
I am sure we will read about them a lot more. This won't be the 1st or the last time. I would love to post his name for everyone to know who he is but as an adult it would be inappropriate. But in another year or two his name will be posted after more arrests...
Clementine Snide January 19, 2014 at 08:00 PM
Triple C's are extraordinarily dangerous taken in vast quantities (as these kids are doing). This sort of abuse leads to overdose, coma, permanent liver and kidney damage, heart and brain damage and death. I understand one of the kids in question overdosed in the following few days and is in the hospital. Kids have been abusing OTC Meds for years and years and people dismiss it because hey hunk it's not dangerous. People couldn't be more wrong. Let's hope neither of these kids end up as another statistic on our overdose logs.
can January 20, 2014 at 07:34 PM
hey, now you dont have to worry about your kids not taking their meds. They would be more than happy to take them.
grace January 25, 2014 at 09:11 AM
ridiculous how kids come up with these things to get high..who is the tester and discovers what to take etc..ugh any way it stinks for me when i need avil cold and sinus and have to present my driver lis to buy a pack for hubby..
Clementine Snide January 26, 2014 at 01:35 PM
The reason for that, @grace, is the pseudoephedrine found in those drugs, which is used in the manufacturing of methamphetamine. Has nothing to do with the kids tripping on Triple C or Robo-tripping. By and large, The drug they're seeking is dextromethorphan (DMX), a cough suppressant found in most OTC cold formulas. The problem is, they're taking up to 20X the recommended dosage, so the warnings you read on the labels go from annoyances (like sleepiness or racing heart) to dangerous (like coma and stroke) pretty quickly. The liver and kidneys aren't on par to filter and break down that quantity of not only DMX, but whatever other chemicals are in the mix (read: antihistamines, decongestant, acetaminophen), and the levels quickly accumulate to toxic levels. Kids have been doing this for decades. It's nothing new. And it remains as tragic as any other form of serious drug abuse.
Joey Joe January 27, 2014 at 06:22 PM
I'm old enough to remember when dopes use to sniff model airplane glue.... Seems like the beat STILL goes on... Dumb, Dumb, Dumb....
grace January 28, 2014 at 07:42 AM
lol @ joey i remember seeing some girl/woman couldnt tell sniffing a can of paint on a corner


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