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Cocaine

What is Cocaine?

Cocaine is an incredibly addictive illicit substance. Research shows that once a person experiments with cocaine he often cannot control the degree to which he will desire and use the drug. In the U.S. cocaine is the second most commonly used illicit drug. According to About.com, nearly one percent of Americans, or 2.1 million people use cocaine. On the black market, cocaine has been referred to as White Pony, Flake, Line, Coke, Dust, Rock, Crack, Powder and Sneeze among others. It is white in color and has the texture of a fine powder or crystal paste. It is rarely pure, often combined with sugar, flour and other additives. Unlike cocaine, crack cocaine has the shape of a rock. It is often a cream or salmon color. Cocaine has its origin in South America, as it was first extracted from the leaves of the coca plant there. It is classified as a stimulant that affects the central nervous system as well an appetite suppressant. Cocaine may be sniffed, snorted, injected or smoked. Cocaine creates of sense of euphoria, alertness, feelings of well-being as well as increased energy, focus and motor activity. Often, the user feels high, powerful, confident, and invincible. Although, after the euphoric sensation disappears the user is left feeling hyper-alert, agitated, depressed, anxious, and paranoid. Tremors, convulsions and increased body temperature are also common with excessive doses. Addictive use of cocaine use typically leads to severe physical and social problems.

Billionaire Heiress Found Dead, Cocaine And Heroin Suspected To Have Played A Role

Written by DeShawn McQueen on Sunday, 22 July 2012.

Billionaire Heiress Found Dead Cocaine And Heroin Suspected

Wealthy American heiress, Eva Rausing, and her husband, Tetra Pak heir...

Salem City Raid, Largest Bust In A Decade

on Thursday, 12 July 2012.

Salem City drug bust

Three arrests have been made and a large supply of cocaine has been found in Salem, NJ this week.

Hong Kong Customs Make City’s Largest Cocaine Seizure

on Thursday, 12 July 2012.

Hong Kong  cocaine bust

Hong Kong Customs Make City’s Largest Cocaine Seizure

Couple Sent to Prison For Packaging Cocaine in Daycare

on Monday, 02 July 2012.

cocaine in daycare

A couple is being sent to state prison after they were caught using the daycare they worked and lived at to package cocaine.

Authorities Awaiting Arrival of $48M of Cocaine in Miami Beach

on Friday, 29 June 2012.

Authorities Awaiting Arrival of $48M of Cocaine in Miami Beach

Authorities are awaiting a large supply of cocaine, expected to be unloaded today at the U.S. Coast Guard base in Miami Beach, FL.

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