DEA Issues List of Street Drug Names

DEA Issues List of Street Drug Names

In light of the plethora of street names used to refer to a number of drugs of abuse, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has issued an unclassified intelligence report designed as a “ready reference for law enforcement personnel … to identify a wide variety of controlled substances, designer drugs, and synthetic compounds.” The agency compiled this list in consultation with several law enforcement entities, in addition to online resources, and expresses caution regarding the fluid nature of the “drug scene,” which may lead to unavoidable amendments and deletions to this rich and colorful urban nomenclature.

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