Slang or Street Names: Blow, Powder, White, Coke, Cane
History: Cocaine was first used in the 1800's as an anesthetic. Extracted from the leaves of the Erythroxylon Coca Bush grown in South America, it is the most potent stimulant of a natural origin. Abuse and adverse side affects caused the drug to be restricted in 1906.
Identification: Cocaine is available as either a powder or base form. Cocaine in powder form can be snorted, injected or taken orally. Cocaine Base, commonly reffered to as "Crack" is smoked.
Effects: The Physical and Psychological effects of cocaine use include euphoria, loss of appetite, dilated pupils,paranoia and an increase in heart rate and blood pressure.
If you have any information concerning illegal drug activity or have any questions, please contact the Bloomsburg Police Department at 570-784-4155 ext.114.