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NCJ Number: 118730 Find in a Library
Title: Crack Cocaine
Author(s): J Avakian
Project Director: J Avakian
Date Published: 1989
Sponsoring Agency: IVES, Inc.
Lambertville, MI 48144
Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America

IVES, Inc.
7100 Twin Canyon Drive
Lambertville, MI 48144
United States of America
Type: Training (Aid/Material)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Prepared for law enforcement officers, this video describes the texture, manufacturing process, ingestion methods, and effects of cocaine hydrochloride, crack, and free-based cocaine.
Abstract: An overview of powdered cocaine addresses its chemical properties, how the drug travels to the brain, use of adulterants, and negative effects of sniffing and injecting the drug. Emphasizing that crack is substantially cheaper than cocaine powder and thus has a much wider market, the video shows how powdered cocaine is easily processed into crack and how it can be smoked or free-based. Paraphernalia needed to manufacture crack are identified: powdered cocaine, baking soda, water, tongs, ice, and a heat source. Law enforcement officers are cautioned to look out for razor blades used to divide crack rocks and alerted to types of packaging from small plastic bags to folded bottle caps. Also shown is a selection of pipes used to free-base.
Main Term(s): Crack
Index Term(s): Cocaine; Drug manufacturing; Police narcotic officer training
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