Slang Names Coke Snow Blow Nose candy Toot Flake
Appearance White crystalline powder. Often cut (other material added) or diluted with other substances such as sugar.
How abused Usually sniffed or snorted (inhaled into the nose and absorbed into the mucus membrane of the sinuses).
Injected Smoked (Freebase or “CRACK”
Effects Brief but intense feeling of euphoria. Increase of heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature and respiratory rate. Dilated pupils.
Sleeplessness Excitability Anxiety Fatigue
Dangers Damage and bleeding of nasal passages. Paranoid Psychosis Hallucinations Impaired driving
Heart and respiratory failure Injuries due to fire (freebase) Hepatitis Infection
Some doctors think that each and every time a person uses cocaine they cause damage to their heart.
Nationwide, wholesale cocaine prices ranged from $12,000 to $35,000 per kilogram.
Other forms of Cocaine
Crack Crack is a form of cocaine that has been chemically altered so that it can be smoked. Crack is more potent and lethal than cocaine and is one of the most addictive drugs around.
Crack is the chemical base of cocaine.
Crack is white or tan and looks like small lumps or shavings of soap but has the texture of porcelain.
Crack nicknames Rock Readyrock French fries Teeth
Smoking crack produces a short but intense high. The brain is affected in less than 10 seconds. Crack cocaine is 10 times stronger effect than regular cocaine.
Rocks can sell for as low as $3 to as high as $50, but prices generally range from $10 to $20.
Freebase Cocaine Freebase is a process used for smoking cocaine. Cocaine is dissolved with ether and baking soda which separates the active drug from its salt base.
Fire is a high risk with smoking freebase. WHY? Effect lasts about 10 minutes. Very addictive Smokers often binge smoke for two or three days.
Q.) What is the street price of crack? A.) Typically, cocaine HCl is converted into crack cocaine, or “rock,” within the United States by the secondary wholesaler or retailer. Crack cocaine is often packaged in vials, glassine bags, and film canisters. The size of a crack rock can vary, but generally ranges from 1/10 to 1/2 gram. Rocks can sell for as low as $3 to as high as $50, but prices generally range from $10 to $20. The Street Price of Crack Cocaine $40 - 1/4 gram (larger "rock") $10-$25 - 1/10 gram (smaller "rock") Note: Prices vary according to purity, quantity, place of origin and sale, and numerous market trends.
Colombia exports 90 percent of the world’s cocaine and is a growing heroin supplier.