A guide for L.A. Noire DLC case Reefer Madness. Follow this guide to find all the clues, answer all the questions correctly, and get a five-star rating and five achievements.
Back on the vice desk with your partner Roy Earle, the Reefer Madness case starts off with a very short intro cut-scene. You are given the POI Freddie Calhoun and the location Mike Lyman’s Bar. Head to the bar to start the case.
Mike Lyman’s Bar
When you arrive at the bar, walk inside and straight to the back to find Freddie Calhoun. Go up to his booth and talk with him. There are no questions here; Calhoun just gives you some information in exchange for cash. Among the information he gives are: the new POI Juan Garcia Cruz and address of his residence–your next stop.
Juan Garcia Cruz’s Residence
When you arrive at Juan Garcia Cruz‘s Residence, a cut-scene plays showing Cruz opening fire on you and Earle. Though you could shoot the gunmen from the front, an easier way, and the way to get your first achievement in Reefer Madness, is to sneak around the back.
When the shootout starts, Cole is ducked on the sidewalk by a stone fence. Follow the fence to the left and go into the neighbor’s yard. Walk to the back of the yard and climb over the fence behind Cruz’s residence. Go in the back door and shoot the two gunmen. This unlocks the L.A. Noire Forcible Rear Entry Achievement for 20 gamer points.
After a brief cut-scene, it’s time to investigate the stash house. Directly in front of you after the cut-scene is the body of one of the gunmen. Investigate his right jacket pocket to find his wallet, informing you that this is the famous Juan Garcia Cruz. In his left jacket pocket, you will find the clue: Gunman’s silver dollar.
When you are done investigating Cruz’s body, turn around to find a notepad on the cardboard boxes. It will give you the clue: Masangkay, a word which at this point makes no sense.
To you right you can see the door to the kitchen. To the right of the door to the kitchen there is a stack of cardboard boxes. Investigate the boxes, and Cole sees that they are from Parnell’s Soup Company. You can use the telephone to your left to get an address for the Parnell Soup Company.
Go past the boxes and turn left into the bedroom in the back corner of the house. In the corner of the room, there is a newspaper opened to a page with an ad for Parnell’s Soup Company, which gives you the address for the 20th Century Market. You need to find this to unlock an achievement.
In the kitchen, you can find a sketch book on the counter with some sketches of a woman and some reefer. This doesn’t give you any clues, though.
Go out the back door (the one you kicked in to raid the house in the first place), and walk to the shed directly in front of you as you exit the house.
Cole will kick in the door. There is a row of shelves on your left as you enter the shed. In the first section, there are two cans of no interest that you can investigate. In the second section, there are four cans, but you can only investigate the two in the middle. The one on the right will give you a surprise, and the one on the left will open a secret room.