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crack house

A building, often one that is run-down, where crack and other drugs are commonly sold and used. I'd steer clear of that place on the corner—it really looks like a crack house.
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crack house

n. a house or dwelling where crack (sense 7) is sold and used. (Drugs.) In one dilapidated neighborhood, there is a crack house on every block.
See also: crack, house
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'There are also a lot of people living in Litchfield Court who are vulnerable and it's good news the people who peddle class-A drugs are being targeted.' Like a scene from trainspotting: The crackhouse in Litchfield Court could have been a scene from the film Trainspotting, which centred around the Edinburgh drug scene.
Moreover, samples of heavy users and/or criminal drug users may simply be easier to obtain, especially when research is conducted among the "regulars" in urban crackhouses, opium dens, and treatment programs or with urban jail or prison samples.
A number of these searches occurred at 1030 Morgan Avenue, a notorious 24 hour-a-day crackhouse, and resulted in the seizure of both drugs and weapons.
| More than 30 police investigated Connor Handford's story of being held in a crackhouse
But such is the sanitised, calorie-counting culture we are now immersed in that news of neighbouring takeaways is delivered with a gravitas usually afforded to the discovery of a crackhouse close to primary schools.
Police and Wirral's Anti-Social Behaviour Team went before local magistrates on Wednesday to gain the closure notice under 'Crackhouse' legislation.
POLICE last night closed down a crackhouse on Anglesey following a long investigation into drug dealing and abuse.
He said Dismas officials have worked with the district attorney's office to close a local crackhouse and Dismas residents have worked on a community garden and neighborhood cleanup
A crackhouse has been closed on the Graig Y Rhacca housing estate near Bedwas in the first move of its kind in Caerphilly county.
One such power is the Crackhouse Closure Orderwhich gives police the authority to close a drug den within 48 hours.
Police on Teesside closed down a crackhouse yesterday as part of a long-term operation to tackle drug-related crime.
ABOUT a month ago, an ex-junkie returned to the Liverpool streets where his mates were shooting up in Crackhouse, a real-life documentary that shocked and moved in equal measure.
Male white members of the elite classes figure in these films only if they are of crushing stupidity and in proximity to the nuclear button, or if they possess religious beliefs strange to Europeans, or if in some spectacular fashion they have disgraced the moral standards of suburbia, either by running a crackhouse or infecting their entire family with an incurable virus.
But Rivers has made good on his talk by spending the past decade in Four Comers, Dorchester--working out of a bowfront clapboard Victorian, a former crackhouse turned Christian settlement named after the godmother of SNCC, the Ella J.
Mrs Ortiz's son, Primo, the manager of the crackhouse where I spent much of my time, can no longer `speak' to his children with his eyes, and expect to have his commands immediately obeyed.