This week a neighbor found a zip lock bag tossed into her bushes. At first she thought she’d just toss it into the garbage; on second thought, she brought it to us for our thoughts.
The bag contained:
- A smaller plastic bag filled with what looked like tobacco or marijuana
- A light bulb, filament removed
- A straw inserted into the end of the bulb, which had been covered with tape
- Paper towels and other assorted items.
Seeing it, we suggested the Larchmont police. Sure enough, less than a minute later, they were at her door to examine the evidence.
Their conclusion? Drug paraphernalia. As they explained, kids have learned they can get a better/bigger high when the drug is mixed with cigar tobacco and heated.
We live near one of the Village’s small parks, a park where, increasingly, kids congregate to party, to drink, and, I suspect, to buy drugs.
The Village police, who are always extremely responsive when called, say the kids who are creating the problems are usually from out of town. They point to the problems in Manor Park, a few weeks ago.
But, we must ask, why are these interlopers here in the first place?
I tend to think like a marketer: someone with something to sell goes where there are buyers. And, apparently, there’s a ready market in the Mamaroneck school district.
Not a nice moniker for our town.