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Old 08-19-2009, 11:16 AM   #1
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I have cocaine in my wallet

So do you, most probably. Turns out there's traces of cocaine on most dollar bills. Some parts of the country have more than others. In the Washington DC area, where I am, 95% of dollar bills have a trace of cocaine. Marion Barry must have handled a lot of bills.

90% of U.S. currency tainted with cocaine. Which cities are worst? | Top of the Ticket | Los Angeles Times
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Old 08-19-2009, 01:57 PM   #2
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When I first read about this I had a visual of junkies snorting and licking their wallets & money all over the country .
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So, with the exception of those bills employed in the snorting process, you probably don't need to worry about being contaminated.
Still, if you ever encounter any drug-sniffing dogs, it's probably best not to offer the canines a monetary tip.

I wonder if this means we'll need to start carrying Snausages in our pocket...
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I wonder if this means we'll need to start carrying Snausages in our pocket...

must.... resist ....
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I have pot in my desk drawer. Oh wait - this isn't the confess-anon web site? Never mind. move along. nothing to see here.
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Zuo speculated that the apparent increased presence of cocaine was tied to difficult economic times, with more people experiencing stress and turning to the illegal drug.
I could also speculate that it might also be tied to the amount of cocaine smuggling and dealing going on inside this country. That might or might not have anything at all to do with the economy.
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Old 08-19-2009, 07:02 PM   #8
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Heck with coke. Imagine what else is on that money you touch.

Lemons: Poop on 'em...
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Wow! Cutting edge journalism and science too! Here are the attributions from the snopes.com article on the same topic. Some of the articles pre-date the www.

Abrahamson, Alan. € "Prevalence of Drug-Tainted Money Voids Case."


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Los Angeles Times. € 13 November 1994 € (p. B1).

€ € Price, Debbie. € "Use of Drug-Sniffing Dogs Challenged."
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The Washington Post. € 6 May 1990 € (p. D1).

€ € Ritter, Jim. € "4 out of 5 Dollar Bills Show Traces of Cocaine."
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Chicago Sun-Times. € 26 March 1997 € (p. S10).

€ € Sones, Bill and Rich Sones. € "Most U.S. Bills Contaminated with Traces of Cocaine."
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Chicago Sun-Times. € 19 October 1997 € (p. 47).

€ € Wagner, Michael. € "Why There's Cocaine on Your Money."
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Sacramento Bee. €16 November 1994 € (p. A1).

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Knight-Ridder News Service. € "Cocaine Found on Money in Miami."
€ € The [Bergen County] Record. € 17 January 1985 € (p. D31).

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