LA Noire: Reefer Madness DLC Walkthrough

Cole Phelps is back on the case, this time facing his most dangerous opponent yet — wacky tobaccy. That’s right, it’s the blue shield versus the green leaf. The exciting downloadable case returns Detective Phelps to the Vice Desk for a look at the seedier side of Los Angeles. Look below to separate the truth from the lies and complete the DLC with a perfect 5-star rating. Let us help you, if you haven’t completed the regular LA Noire story, see our complete text and video walkthrough for all the answers you’ve been asking yourself.

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Reefer Madness

  1. Find this new case under the Vice Desk Case File, it follows The Black Caesar and comes before The Set Up.
  2. Starting off, leave the station and get in your car. Set Mike Lyman’s Bar as your location, and take off.
  3. Arriving at Mike Lyman’s Bar, enter through the double doors. You’ll find your contact in the back, smoking a cigarette at one of the booths. Talk to him for some information.
  4. Next stop – Juan Garcia Cruz’s Residence. As you arrive, you’ll be shot at by two men armed with submachine guns.
  5. Instead of taking the two gunmen head on, sneak left while behind cover and run along the blue fence. Jump the fence and enter the home from behind.
  6. Once inside the house, shoot down both suspects. When they’re down, you’ll be free to collect evidence.
  7. Achievement / Trophy Unlocked: Forcible Rear Entry (20G): Enter the Las Palmas stash house via the back door and kill Juan Garcia Cruz.
  8. Start the hunt by searching the dead body. Search his left jacket pocket to find a wallet. Tap the ID for a name. Search Juan’s right jacket pocket for a silver dollar.
  9. Step outside to talk to a neighbor, he’ll tell you to search the chicken coop in Juan’s backyard. Inside the chicken coop, search middle cabinet where you’ll see four cans. Pick up the brown can, second from the left or third from the right. Pulling on that can opens a secret door.
  10. Enter the secret room, and look on the cabinet next to the can opener. Pick up both cans and open them with the can opener.
  11. Achievement / Trophy Unlocked: Soup In The Pot (20G): Open both soup cans in Juan Garcia Cruz’s stash room.
  12. For the last clue, look on the desk for a delivery ledger. Tap on any entry listed at “50 lbs” to get your last clue.
  13. That’s all the important clues, but there’s still a few more you’ll want before leaving. Return to the dead body in the living room, nearby on one of the crates you’ll find a notepad. Pick up the notepad, a nonsense word is written on the pad. Keep it in mind.
  14. The truly final clue you’ll find inside the bedroom. On a box in the corner, pick up the newspaper and manipulate it until you find a clue.
  15. Set 20th Century Market as your destination. When you arrive, the clerk will run. Catch up with him to investigate.
  16. Achievement / Trophy Unlocked: High Flyer (20G): Find the flyer at Juan Garcia Cruz’s house and proceed straight to the 20th Century Market.
  17. The suspect will hand over a baggy of marijuana, he’ll also hand over a silver coin. When he gives you his wallet, tap his ID.
  18. Person of Interest: Airto Sanchez
  19. Q: Knowledge of ‘E.J.’ – A: Lie → Any silver coin.
  20. Q: Parnell’s Soup shipments – A: Doubt
  21. Q: Juan and Jorge Cruz – A: Truth
  22. The bust will begin right away if you go to 20th Century Market first. If you go to Parnell’s Soup Co. Factory first, you’ll talk to the greeter. She’ll take you to Howard Parnell.
  23. Before the interrogation with Parnell starts, he’ll show you a ledger. Tap on Jorge Garcia Cruz’s name in the ledger, and start the interrogation.
  24. Person of Interest: Howard Parnell
  25. Q: Factory sealed soup cans – A: Doubt
  26. Q: Parnell’s Soup Company – A: Doubt
  27. Q:Knowledge of Cruz Brothers – A: Doubt
  28. Q:Knowledge of Jorge Garcia Cruz – A: Truth
  29. After the questioning, Parnell will show you the factory. When you meet a new suspect, check out the ledger on his desk. Tap the 20th Century Market listing on the page.
  30. Person of Interest: Sergio Rojas
  31. Q: Factory sealed soup cans – A: Doubt
  32. Q: 20th Century Market – A: Lie → Any silver dollar.
  33. After completing the factory, you’ll reach take off for the 20th Century Market. After completing the 20th Century Market – whether you went there first or second, you’ll raid the Parnell’s Soup Co. Factory afterward.
  34. When the cutscene ends, follow the cops inside. Begin the raid by entering the factory floor either through the first or second floor. Shoot down the many criminals inside to finish the encounter. It’s a big fight, starting on the second floor will give you an advantage with plenty of cover.
  35. With the gunfight over, search the factory for three major clues; search the body laying in the machinery repair shack. Pick up his wallet, tap the ID and pick up the silver coin in his right hand.
  36. Next, open the box near Earle to find a large stash. After looking, a cop will call you over to a body. Follow him upstairs to search the body. Look in his right hand and manipulate the roll of cash. Look in his front pocket for another silver coin.
  37. After the conversation, Ray Pinker will lay out all the silver coins you’ve discovered. Use the coins to spell out “Masanakay”, from the note you found in Juan Garcia Cruz’s Residence. It spells out, “Masangkay Metals”, which is your last location for this case.
  38. Achievement / Trophy Unlocked: Spare A Dime (20G): Complete the puzzle of the US Morgan silver dollars at Parnell’s Soup.
  39. Set Masangkay Metals as your destination and drive there. At the old warehouse, you’ll need to find a way in. Follow the fence left around the corner until you find a section with no barbed wire. Climb over the fence, and enter the warehouse from the back.
  40. Inside the warehouse, three men are sitting at a card table. Shoot all three as they try to get up, and lookout for one more criminal armed with a tommy gun. Grab the tommy gun and follow Earle upstairs.
  41. On the second floor, you’ll have to navigate offices with dirty windows. Criminals hide inside the offices and try to surprise you, so play carefully or shoot out the windows before moving on.
  42. Through the offices, you’ll reach a catwalk leading upstairs again. Four more goons will try to stop you before you reach the boss’ office. Kick down the door to complete the case.
  43. Achievement / Trophy Unlocked: Every Herb Bearing Seed (20G): Complete ‘Reefer Madness’.

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11 Comments on LA Noire: Reefer Madness DLC Walkthrough

kllr 247

On July 15, 2011 at 12:29 am

Well I like it help but to get the flyer high achievement it take a few try till I got it I would like it if you guys would show how to get them.


On July 25, 2011 at 2:44 pm

I only got 4 stars….but I got all the achievements. :)


On August 5, 2011 at 1:24 am

Followed the guide. Missed a clue and only got 4 stars. That’s lame


On August 7, 2011 at 2:45 pm

If you want to get all the clues and 5 stars at the end of the case you have to go to the soup factory before you go to the 20th century market. If you go to the market first, you won’t be able to ask Airto Sanchez the last question.

I went through it the first time in the order the walkthrough suggested and got the trophy (but only 4 stars). I went back a second time and did it in the order I just suggested above and got all the clues and 5 stars.

Hope that helps someone!


On August 10, 2011 at 7:03 am

A very helpful guide, thanks a lot!


On December 16, 2011 at 11:54 pm

I thought the point of a walk through was to tell you how to do things in correct order to get the five star rating. I must agree with ” Disapointed” totally lame walk through. Wish I had read “Twisty” comment first.


On December 22, 2011 at 2:56 am

Thankz alot would of being lost with out that walkthrough I got the five stars Igot every achiement except High Flyer


On December 26, 2011 at 8:27 am

Well, I got 5 stars by following this guide. Only asked 2 questions and I missed 1 clue, but still got perfect.


On March 19, 2012 at 2:03 am

to short a story for a $9.00 ad on at least I got catwomen for no charge


On March 19, 2012 at 2:04 am

story was to short


On June 24, 2014 at 5:06 pm

you forgot to put in the fact that u go to the tomato company first before going to the store to get one more question for the interogation -_-