Man Uses Stolen Brain To Get High

And he called it Freddy
By Luke Roney,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 18, 2016 7:13 PM CDT
Man Uses Stolen Brain To Get High
Joshua Lee Long   (Cumberland County Prison via AP)

Joshua Lee Long's aunt was probably freaked out when she found the human brain in a Walmart bag while she was cleaning out a trailer near Newville, Pa. Chances are she was horrified when Long, in custody on burglary charges, allegedly told her what he did with it. During a call from prison, Long reportedly told his aunt that, yes, the brain was his, and he used the embalming fluid in which it was preserved to get high—namely by soaking his marijuana in it before sparking up, WGAL reports. He called the brain Freddy, and a coroner subsequently confirmed it had come from a human and was probably used for teaching. The whole episode has gained Long, 26, a couple of new charges: abuse of a corpse and conspiracy, WESH reports.

But Long didn't indulge in "smoking wet" by himself, FOX 43 reports. According to court documents he would partake in the "intense, hallucinating, and dangerous high" with Robby Zoller, who, with Angela Micklo, lived in the trailer where Long's aunt—Micklo's sister—found the brain. Zoller and Micklo are currently at large. "It just scares me to death," a neighbor tells FOX. "I didn't think they were that kind of people, but nowadays, you never know." As for the brain, a state trooper says: "At this point now we're just trying to figure out where it came from. We're hoping that if anyone is missing a human specimen brain to bring it to our attention and maybe we can return it to its rightful owner." (Stolen brains have turned up on eBay.)

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