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Drug slang what police must learn A to B

12.16.2017 | Logan Blare

Police officers are being issued with a list of almost 3000 slang words and phrases associated with illegal drugs, in order to stay one step.

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BROWN RHINE - heroin.

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BANGING - under influence of drugs.

BLUE DEVIL - barbiturates.

BLOW BLUE - to inhale cocaine.

BELTED - under the influence of drugs.

BLUE HEAVEN - amytal, also refers to LSD.

BLACK ROCK - cannabis crack.

BOOST AND SHOOT - steal to support a habit.

BAM - depressant; amphetamine BAMBA - marijuana BAMBALACHA - marijuana.

BALL - crack; also Mexican black tar heroin.

BOO BOO BAMA - marijuana.

BEIGING - chemically altering cocaine to make it appear a higher purity or to make it look brown BELLADONNA - PCP.

BIG O - opium.

BOOK - 100 dosage units of LSD BOOM - marijuana BOOMERS - psilocybin BOOMERS - psilocin BOOMERS - LSD.



AIRHEAD - marijuana user AIRPLANE - marijuana.

BLOW A SHOT - injection misses the vein and is wasted.


BROWN TAPE - heroin.

BLOTTER - LSD impregnated in paper.

BOOST - to inject a drug, also refers to crack.

AC/DC - codeine cough syrup.

ASTRO TURF - marijuana.

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BACKDOOR - residue left in a pipe.

AIMIES - amphetamine; also amyl nitrite.

BURN THE MAIN LINE - to inject a drug.

BUGGER - black tar heroin.

BIG RUSH - cocaine.

BUGGED - annoyed or be covered with sores and abscesses.


BAZOOKA - crack; also refers to crack and tobacco combined in a joint BAZULCO - cocaine.

BURNED OUT - collapse of veins from repeated injections.

BLACK PEARL - heroin.


ATOM BOMB - marijuana and heroin ATSHITSHI - marijuana.

BIG HARRY - heroin.

BLUNT - marijuana inside a cigar, also cocaine and marijuana inside a cigar BO - marijuana BO-BO - marijuana BOAT - PCP BOBO - crack.

BLACK ROCK - crack.

BASUCO - coca paste residue sprinkled on cigarette.

BLANKS - low quality drugs.

APPLE JACKS - crack ARIES - heroin.

BINGERS - crack addicts.

BING - enough of a drug for one injection.

BENS - amphetamine, also refers to MDMA BENT - addicted BENZ - benzedrine BERICK - speed/amphetamine BERNICE - cocaine BERNIE - cocaine.

BLUE SKY BLOND - high potency marijuana from Colombia.

BURNED OUT - permanent impairment from drug abuse BURNESE - cocaine BURNIE - marijuana.


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ACID FREAK - heavy user of LSD.

BAD GO - bad reaction to a drug.

BLACK BIRDS - amphetamine.

BUBBLE GUM - coca paste; also refers to cocaine or crack.

BASE - coca paste BASE - cocaine BASE - crack BASEBALL - crack.

BANANO - marijuana or tobacco cigarettes laced with cocaine.

BILLIE HOKE - cocaine BILLY - amphetamine.

BITE ONE’S LIPS - to smoke marijuana.

BARR - codeine cough syrup BARRELS - LSD.

BELT - effects of drugs.

BEAT ARTIST - person selling bogus drugs.

BERNIE’S GOLD DUST - cocaine BHANG - cannabis.

BAD ROCK - crack.

BOOT THE GONG - to smoke marijuana.

BLACK TAR - heroin.

BEAT - to swindle someone out of drugs or money.

BURN ONE - to smoke marijuana.

BIG BROWN ONES - ecstasy.

AUNTI EMMA - opium.

BLIM - small piece of cannabis.

BRAIN TICKLERS - amphetamine BRANDY - heroin.

BLUE SAGE - marijuana.

BAD TRIP - horrible, frightening hallucinations.

BOGART A JOINT - salivate on a marijuana cigarette or refuse to share.

B - small amount of marijuana.

BIG 8 - 1/8 kilogram of crack.

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BLUE VIALS - LSD BLUES - diazepam BLUES - drinamyl BLUES - diethylpropion.

BURN - cheat someone out of drugs or drug money.

BANK BANDIT PILLS - depressant.

BLOCKED - under influence of drugs BLOCKERS - barbiturates BLONDE - cannabis.

BOMB - high potency heroin.


BEDBUGS - fellow addicts.

BOLASTERONE - injectable steroids.


BLOWING SMOKE - marijuana BLOWOUT - crack.

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BOLT - isobutyl nitrite, or amphetamine BOMB - crack BOMB - heroin.

BRING UP - ready a vein for injection.

BLUE BIRDS - depressant.

BLOW A FIX - injection misses the vein and is wasted.


BINDLE - a number of decks fastened together.

ACIDHEAD - an abuser of LSD.

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BAD BUNDLE - inferior quality heroin BAD - crack.

BUSINESSMAN’S SPECIAL - dimethyltryptamine.

BLACK BEAUTIES - amphetamine.

BLAST A JOINT - to smoke cannabis.

BAG MAN - drug supplier.

BLOW - to inhale cocaine.

AUTHOR - doctor who writes illegal prescriptions B.

BOTTLES - crack vials; also refers to amphetamine BOUBOU - crack.

BLACK GUNGI - marijuana from India.

BARGAIN BASEMENT - amphetamine BAR - cannabis.

BUZZ - effect induced by taking drugs.

BLACK - cannabis resin.

BLACK PILL - opium pill.

BERNIE’S FLAKES - cocaine.

BRIEF - warrant to arrest or search BROCCOLI - marijuana BROJA - heroin.

BINGO - to inject a drug BINGS - crack BIRDHEAD - LSD.

BAG OF BILLY - amphetamine.

BEAMER - crack user.

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BLACK RUSSIAN - cannabis resin; also refers to opium mixed with hashish.

BRIDGE UP - ready a vein for injection.

BLACK HASH - opium and hashish.

BILL BLASS - crack.

BLANK - container of non-narcotic powder sold as heroin.

BABY HABIT - occasional use of drugs.

BUFFER - crack smoker or a woman who exchanges sex for crack.

BEAST - LSD, also refers to heroin.

BOOT - to inject a drug.

BIG FLAKE - cocaine.

BLUE DE HUE - marijuana from Vietnam.

AMP HEAD - LSD user.

BLOW UP - crack cut to increase size and / or weight BLUE - diethylpropion.

BLACK CADILLACS - amphetamine.

BREWERY - place where drugs are made.

BIG 'C’ - cocaine.


BOMBITA - amphetamine, also refers to heroin BOMBITA - methylamphetamine.

BUSH - cannabis; can also refer to PCP.

BLOW COKE - to inhale cocaine.

BIKER’S COFFEE - methamphetamine & coffee.

A-BOMB - marijuana cigarette with heroin or opium.


ANATROFIN - injectable steroids.

BUMMER - unsettling experience from LSD.

AROMA - isobutyl nitrite.

AMPED - high on amphetamines.

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BIG MAN - drug supplier.


BODY STUFFER - person who ingests crack vials to avoid prosecution.

AFGHAN BLACK - type of cannabis resin.



BEAMERS - crack cocaine.

BULLET - capsule; also refers to isobutyl nitrite or inhalants.

BEANS - amphetamine, also refers to crack, mescaline or depressants.

BLACK GOLD - high potency marijuana.

BLACK GANGA - marijuana resin.

BLOW - to smoke cannabis or crack.

BRICK GUM - heroin.

BLUE HEAVENS - alkyl nitrites.

BOMBS AWAY - heroin BONE - marijuana BONECRUSHER - crack BONES - crack.

AMPED-OUT - fatigue after using amphetamine AMPH - amphetamine AMPHETS - amphetamine AMT - dimethyltryptamine.

BLOWJOB - to smoke a cannabis reefer.

BIG H - heroin.

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BABY BHANG - marijuana.

ABBEY HABIT - amphetamine ABBOTTS - barbiturates.

BURNED - to receive bad drugs.

BLACK AND WHITE - amphetamine or ecstasy.

BUDS - alkyl nitrite BUFF - money.

BOULDER - large rock of crack BOULYA - crack.

BELUSHI - cocaine and heroin.

ARTILLERY - addicts equipment - syringe etc ASHES - marijuana.

BONG - pipe used to smoke marijuana BONITA - heroin.

BEHIND THE SCALE - to weigh and sell cocaine.

AROMA OF MEN - isobutyl nitrite.

BUNK - fake cocaine BURESE - cocaine BURGERS - ecstasy.

BEAM ME UP SCOTTIE - cocaine & PCP mix.

BLUE BAG - heroin.

BLUE TIPS - barbiturates.


BLUE CLOUDS - Amytal capsules.

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BOOTED - under the influence of drugs.

BROWN SUGAR - heroin.

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BENDER - drug orgy BENNIE - amphetamine BENNIES - benzedrine.

BLANKET - marijuana cigarette.

BIZ - equipment for injecting, also refers to a bag or portion of drugs BJs - crack.

BLUE BULLETS - barbiturates.

ALL AMERICAN DRUG - cocaine ALPHA-ET - alpha-ethyltryptamine.


BALEARIC - house music which is not heavy, more melodic BALE - marijuana.

BLUE DOLLS - barbiturates.

BANANAS - temazepam capsules (not now legally available in UK).

BLASTED - under influence of drugs BLAW - cannabis.

BRAIN PILLS - amphetamine.

BLOW A STICK - smoke cannabis.

BLAST - to smoke cannabis.

A A - amphetamine.

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That's why WebMD went directly to the experts on the front lines of teen drug abuse to get a better handle on the today's teenage drug slang.

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