crack house

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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.
See also: crack, house

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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But he had concocted claims of being held in a crackhouse for a week-and-ahalf and forced to sell drugs.
CLOSED: A crackhouse is shut down on Tennyson Close, Grangetown, above, and PC Adrian Holden posts a closure notice, left Pictures by IAN McINTYRE; BARRED: Officers watch as the drugs den is boarded up to prevent its family from returning home
A 49-YEAR-OLD man has been evicted from his flat after reports it was being used as a crackhouse.
Zoe Watson, who lost her home under a crackhouse order, was one of three drug users caught up in the operation to rid Derwentside of dealers, Durham Crown Court was told.
A crackhouse has been closed on the Graig Y Rhacca housing estate near Bedwas in the first move of its kind in Caerphilly county.
Police on Teesside closed down a crackhouse yesterday as part of a long-term operation to tackle drug-related crime.
But they returned and Mr Webb was too frightened and intimidated to stop them turning his home into a crackhouse.
If you can smell ammonia but nothing's been cleaned, if you see ashtrays with ashes but no cigarettes, if you see lots of spent matches, if you've noticed that the cleanliness or the child care is deteriorating, you may be in a crackhouse. Watch for someone--probably a man--to come out of the bedroom, and just listen, especially if your client is a woman living alone.
Magistrates granted police a crackhouse closure order for the property on New Hey Road, Woodchurch, on Tuesday.
The order, which is obtained under the Anti-social Behaviour Act, is commonly known as a crackhouse closure, named after the first one granted in the UK.
'These premises were being used to sell Class A drugs on a regular basis, it was essentially a crackhouse,' said deputy divisional commander Superintendent Josh Jones.
RIVERSIDE Housing helped close down a crackhouse after compiling a dossier of evidence to show that drugs were being taken there.
Solicitor Stephen Mooney, who made the application on behalf of the police, told the court: "It is known as a crackhouse order and is aimed at properties which have become drug dens."
The order is commonly known as a crackhouse closure.
A CRACKHOUSE that was once the scene of a brutal murder has been shut down by police.