More than 30 grams of crack cocaine was seized in addition to other drugs, including prescription painkillers and marijuana, as well as a stockpile of cash and a gun when a home in Atlantic City, New Jersey, was raided by police. It was a raid that took only a modicum of crack off the street in Atlantic City, but law enforcement officials hope that every little bit will serve to help fight the addiction problem that plagues the city.
One More Reason to Avoid Crack Cocaine
Cocaine is frequently cut, often with the following:
- Baking soda
Recently, some crack coming in from overseas was found to be cut with a chemical called levamisole. This drug is primarily used by veterinarians to deworm cattle and pigs. When consumed by humans, it can cause agranulocytosis, an unpredictable disease that can kill.
The possibility that a drug trafficker somewhere halfway around the world has decided to cut their product with a chemical that can kill you, even in small doses, is yet another reason never to buy drugs on the street. For many family members staging an intervention for their loved one, this information can be one of the key points made to help persuade their addicted loved one that their use of the drug can be deadly – even if they think they know what they are doing as many addicts claim.
Don’t Wait to Get Help
If your Atlantic City loved one is abusing crack cocaine or powder cocaine, there is a host of health-related and social problems that can occur. Large and small, these issues can be devastating to individual users as well as their families. Call now for treatment assistance.
John Brooks Recovery Center
1315 Pacific Ave
Atlantic City, NJ 08401-7204