Five Free Crack Pipes Obtained Amid Investigation Into Government-Funded ‘Safe-Smoking Kits’
Five free crack pipes were obtained by a news organization that visited various “harm reduction” sites throughout the northeastern US to investigate whether the drug paraphernalia was actually being distributed to citizens.
On Thursday, the Washington Free Beacon confirmed it indeed received crack pipes at sites in Boston, New York City, Washington DC, Baltimore, and Richmond, contained inside so-called “safe-smoking kits.”
“While the contents of safe-smoking kits vary from one organization to another—and while those from some organizations may not contain crack pipes—all of the organizations we visited made crack pipes as well as paraphernalia for the use of heroin, cocaine, and crystal methamphetamine readily available without requiring or offering rehabilitation services, suggesting that pipes are included in many if not most of the kits distributed across the country,” the Free Beacon reported.
“All of the centers we visited are run by health-focused nonprofits and government agencies—the types of groups eligible to receive funding, starting this month, from the Biden administration’s $30 million grant program.”
The Free Beacon‘s crack pipe discovery runs contrary to reassurances by White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki last February that the smoking kits would not include crack pipes.