black tar heroin


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A form of heroin from Mexico that is dark, sticky, semisolid and difficult to ‘cut’—adulterate—because of its viscid nature. It is extremely potent—purity of up to 70%—and highly addictive

black tar heroin

A form of illicitly manufactured diacetylmorphine known for its tarry appearance and increased potency relative to “white” heroin.
See also: heroin
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While black tar heroin is most common, DTOs increasingly traffic brown powder heroin and continue to smuggle white heroin from South America into the United States.
Authorities intercepted the package and found 12 grams of black tar heroin mixed in with pieces of the butterscotch candy.
During Q&A, a reporter asked if he wasn't detracting from his education message by developing a reputation as a radical who wants to legalize black tar heroin.
During the search, a cache containing 25 kilograms of black tar heroin, more than 100 bags containing remnants of black tar heroin,approximately 10 pounds of ammonium nitrate liquid,50 gallons of homemade explosive material,four jugs prepared for use as improvised explosive devices and seven mortar rounds were seized and destroyed,it claimed.