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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.
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 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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