What's that drug? 420, dank and Molly on DEA's 2017 list of nicknames
The Drug Enforcement Administration has released a list of nicknames for today's most commonly used drugs.
The agency has released an unclassified intelligence report from May 2017 that includes a comprehensive and sometimes bizarre list of drug slang.
Some of the common terminology is still used today like 420, dank, and bud. Coke is cocaine. Molly is MDMA. Smack is heroin. Even your mom knows those terms.
The list, compiled by the DEA’s Houston division, comes with a disclaimer.
“Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information presented,” the report states. “However, due to the dynamics of the ever-changing drug scene, subsequent additions, deletions, and corrections are inevitable.”
A good portion of the list involves Spanish-language terms that drug traffickers could conceivably use as code words to confuse eavesdropping federal agents.
Check out the DEA's full list of common drug nicknames here.