Cocaine found in store's peppers

March 9, 2009 3:25:10 PM PDT
Some shoppers in Queens got more than they expected when they bought some peppers. When they cut into the peppers, they found cocaine. A handful of different customers bought the vegetables at the Liberty Avenue store in the Ozone Park section. They got them home and cut them open, only to find plastic bags of cocaine inside, according to police.

"That's really scary," one shopper said. "You open your pepper and see cocaine."

"Somebody's got to be held accountable," another added. "That's not right."

Once police got word, one man said, investigators shut down the store last night to investigate. Despite numerous requests for an interview, employees say the only comment from the owner is no comment.

At this point, police are not investigating the store. They're more interested in the company that sold the peppers to the store, thinking that's who may have put the drugs inside.

Police will only confirm the store and that it was some kind of vegetable. But another source confirms it was peppers being used to hide the cocaine.


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