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    New York Police Spend Big on Steak Dinners, Ecstasy, Jet Skis

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    According to a report by a local news website, the NYPD has spent thousands of dollars on steak dinners, hallucinogenic mushrooms and jet skis.

    NEW YORK (Sputnik) — The New York City Police Department (NYPD) has spent thousands of dollars on steak dinners, hallucinogenic mushrooms and jet skis, according to a report by the local news website DNAinfo.com on Monday.

    “The department purchases gift certificates from various restaurants and gives them to officers as part of a citywide employee appreciation program that rewards civil servants for good work,” NYPD spokesperson Stephen Davis told DNAinfo.com.

    The report noted that the NYPD spent $3,400 at Gallaghers Steakhouse in May 2014. In addition, the Department spent $600 on meals at Brooklyn’s famed Peter Lugar Steakhouse in 2012, and $300 last year at Mark Joseph Steakhouse.

    Moreover, putting a whole new spin on mushroom sauce, the NYPD also spent more than $13,000 on psilocybin, a chemical compound in hallucinogenic mushrooms, as well as MDMA, a common chemical found in ecstasy, according to the report.

    The NYPD explained the reason for the purchases was to provide comparison samples for labs.

    “When examining a suspected illegal substance, it is necessary to have a verified comparison sample to validate the analysis,” Davis said.

    Other purchases included $13,584 for eight “McGruff the Crime Dog” costumes, $69,000 on industrial-grade shoeshine machines and $93,000 on jet skis, according to the report.

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