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Artist Charged with Felony for Leaving 10-Foot Heroin Spoon at OxyContin Company

The owner of an art gallery in Connecticut dropped off a 10-foot sculpture of a heroin spoon at the headquarters of nearby Purdue Pharma, the corporation that manufactures Oxycontin. PHOTO: The Mind Unleashed/Susan Dunne/Hartford Courant/AP

By Markab Algedi | 26 June 2018

THE MIND UNLEASHED — The owner of an art gallery in Connecticut recently got arrested, after dropping off a 10-foot long (3.048 meter), 800-pound (362 kilogram) sculpture of a heroin spoon at the headquarters of nearby Purdue Pharma, the corporation responsible for flooding the streets of the United States with the drug Oxycontin.

It’s a heroin spoon to represent the people who went off the deep end and started doing heroin in absence of their drug Oxycontin, which is almost identical to it. If you know about the epidemic of opioids and opiates, you know about it.

In front of the Purdue Pharma headquarters, Fernando Luis Alvarez left this difficult to dispose of, heavy reminder of immorality on Friday, and he says he has plans to send more giant heroin spoon sculptures to other drug companies, doctors, and even politicians, despite his criminal charges. […]

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