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The E-Sylum: Volume 12, Number 50, December 13, 2009, Article 22

STOLEN ECSTACY PILL COLLECTION STORED IN COIN FOLDERS

Dick Johnson submitted these thoughts on a story he saw this week about a stolen set of coin folders that didn't contain coins. -Editor

Don't keep a collection of anything but coins in coin albums. That advice was neglected by a 46-year old Dutchman who recently had a collection stolen from his home that was stored in "coin collecting folders."

First of all thieves are savvy. Anything kept in coin containers has got to be valuable, coins or not. But what kind of collection was stolen from this Dutchman recently? Ecstasy pills, 2,400 hundred of them!

It was his collection that took twenty years to acquire. "My passion," he said, "for collecting comes from the varied [selection] of colors, shapes and logos that are printed on the pills."

Despite the fact about 40 of the pills are poisonous and it is illegal to possess these pills, even in Holland, the police said they tended to believe the unnamed man. A police spokeswoman said "Why would you make something like this up?"

Likewise we don't make up these stories either. See: Dutch man reports theft of Ecstasy pill collection (www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jg2yveyEEREp-NR6MP3x8LcssyvQD9CGLPU00)

Wayne Homren, Editor

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