A Pennsylvania man in jail on burglary charges is now accused of using a human brain to get high. Joshua Long, 26, was charged Friday with abuse of a corpse after his aunt found the brain underneath the front porch of a vacant trailer in Penn Township. The brain was in a display container ― the kind you might see in a museum ― and stuffed into a Walmart bag.
Court records indicate Long's aunt contacted detectives on June 21 after finding a human brain in a department store bag under a porch while cleaning out a trailer. Long allegedly told her during a phone conversation from the Cumberland County jail that he used the formaldehyde-soaked pot to get high.
Police said the brain was found last month. A family member subsequently contacted Long at Cumberland County Prison to find out why there was a brain in a Walmart bag at the house.
Cumberland County coroner Charley Hall believes “Freddy”(Name given to Brain) is probably a stolen teaching specimen. Meanwhile Long remains in jail, and court records did not list a lawyer for him.
Smoking “wet” marijuana is an emerging trend according to the DEA. Users soak joints in embalming fluid before drying them to get an added hallucinogenic effect. These joints are extremely carcinogenic and can cause long-term health problems, including brain damage.