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We’re All Carrying Illegal Drugs

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Roll It. Snort with it. Spend it.

Roll It. Snort with it. Spend it.

The American Chemical Society’s national meeting kicked off last Sunday. One interesting presentation was a U. Mass-Dartmouth research study which found that cocaine is present in up to 90 percent of paper money in the United States, particularly in larger cities such as NY, Boston, Baltimore, Washington, LA and Detroit. Biochemistry professor Yuegang Zuo, Ph.D., said it’s long been known U.S. currency had had drug traces, due to money used in drug deals and rolled to use the drugs themselves. The study collected paper money from over 30 cities in five countries. The figure of 90 percent is a significant rise from a similar study done two years ago in which the percent of drug contaminated bills was 67 percent.